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Table 1 Characteristics of countries

From: Intuitive weights of harm for therapeutic decision making in smear-negative pulmonary Tuberculosis: an interview study of physicians in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Characteristics India Pakistan Bangladesh
World Bank classification based on income Lower middle Lower middle Low income
Total population (thousands) 1,241,492 176,745 150,494
TB mortality per 100,000 population-year (excludes HIV + TB) 24 33 45
TB prevalence 100,000 population-year (includes HIV + TB) 249 350 411
TB incidence 100,000 population-year (includes HIV + TB) 181 231 225
HIV prevalence in incident TB cases (%) 4.2 0.4 0.2
Incidence 100,000 population-year (HIV + TB) 7.6 0.84 0.42
Estimated% of new TB cases with MDR-TB 2.1 3.4 1.4
Estimated% of previously treated TB cases with MDR-TB 15 29 29
Percent new pulmonary cases smear- positive 65 50 82
Estimates of the case detection rate of new & relapse cases 59 64 45
Treatment success for all new cases (%) in 2010 89 90 91
  1. Source: World Health Organization. Global tuberculosis report 2012.