Tuberculosis treatment failure in Mongolia, 2009-2010

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Author information: Authors: Tsolmon Bold1, Naranzul.D2, Enkhtuya.M2 Name of FETP: 1Mongolian Field Epidemiology Training Programme, 2National Center for Communicable Disease, Mongolia FETP graduation: 2011 Title: Tuberculosis treatment failure in Mongolia, 2009-2010 Abstract Text: Background: In Mongolia, the tuberculosis (TB) treatment failure rate increased from 3.3% in 2000 to 7.1% in 2009. The risk factors for TB treatment failure in the country are not well known. The study aims to determine the risk factors for treatment failure among tuberculosis patients and to recommend appropriate interventions. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted among TB patients who admitted for treatment and reported to the Enhanced Tuberculosis Surveillance system in 2009 and 2010. Treatment failure case is defined as sputum smears remaining or again becoming positive at 5 months of treatment or later. Cured case is defined as sputum smears negative on two occasions at the end of treatment. Univariate analysis