Table 2: Results of diagnostic review among patients diagnosed as Smear positive PTB in Sekoru and Deneba HCs, Sekoru woreda, Jimma zone, Ethiopia: June 2012.

Diagnostic criteria (N = 60)

Number (%)

Correct diagnostic* criteria used:

Cases with at least 2 initial positive sputum smears

40 (66.7%)

Cases with at least 1 initial and 1repeat positive sputum smears

14 (23.3%)

Incorrect criteria for diagnosis

Only one initial positive and no repeat sputum-smears

6 (10%)


60 (100%)

*: Correctly diagnosed is when the diagnostic criteria for both PTB positive and PTB negative patient is in accordance with the national guideline.