Improvement of tuberculosis case detection and reduction of discrepancies between men and women by simple sputum-submission instructions: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial

In several settings, women with suspected tuberculosis are less likely to test smear positive than are men.
Submission of poor-quality sputum specimens by women might be one reason for the diff erence between the sexes.
This is a pragmatic randomised controlled trial to assess the effect of sputum-submission instructions on female
patients.

Document Date: 9 June, 2007
Author: Mishal Sameer Khan and others
Subject: Gender