Table 5 Tuberculosis treatment success and failure rates according to the WHO and new criteria
CategoryOutcome criteria used:
WHO/IUATLD*New (modified)*New (modified)†
Success (%)76.887.586.6
Unsatisfactory (%)23.212.513.4
  • *Only new sputum smear positive pulmonary (2676) tuberculosis cases were included.

  • †The entire cohort (ie, including both pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis cases (13 048)).

  • IUATLD, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease; WHO, World Health Organization.