TABLE 3.

DOT and Reason Therapy Was Stopped for Pediatric and Adult TB Cases, United States, 1993–1999

Pediatric*Adult
TotalUS-BornForeign-BornTotal
n%n%n%n%
DOT9546100.07213100.02251100.0132 607100.0
    At least some DOT593762.2462564.1125755.877 00858.1
    Self-administered only341135.7243133.795842.652 10339.3
    Unknown1982.11572.2361.634962.6
Reason therapy stopped9546100.07213100.02251100.0132 607100.0
    Completed therapy897594.0683294.7207092.0105 16779.3
    Did not complete therapy
        Moved2923.11802.51104.954804.1
        Lost1001.1570.8401.839813.0
        Died620.7500.7120.514 87611.2
        Other/unknown1171.2941.3190.831032.4
  • * Pediatric is defined as a person aged <15 years.

  • US-born and foreign-born status unknown for 82 (0.8%) pediatric TB cases.

  • Includes only individuals who had TB and were alive at diagnosis and placed on at least 1 anti-TB drug.