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Table 29. Sputum Culture Conversion by Age Group: United States, 2010

Age Group Total Sputum Culture
Positive1
Sputum Culture
Conversion
Documented2
Sputum Culture
Conversion Not
Documented3
Sputum Culture
Conversion Unknown
Reason Sputum Culture Conversion Not Documented
Can’t Produce Sputum Sputum Not
Collected
Died Refused Lost to
Follow-up
Other Unknown
No. No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)

Total

5,787

4,960

(85.7)

705

(12.2)

122

(2.1)

71

(10.1)

168

(23.8)

231

(32.8)

10

(1.4)

39

(5.5)

126

(17.9)

60

(8.5)

0-4

8

3

(37.5)

5

(62.5)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

1

(20.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

3

(60.0)

1

(20.0)

5-14

37

31

(83.8)

5

(13.5)

1

(2.7)

0

(0.0)

4

(80.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

1

(20.0)

0

(0.0)

15-24

716

649

(90.6)

60

(8.4)

7

(1.0)

10

(16.7)

20

(33.3)

3

(5.0)

0

(0.0)

4

(6.7)

15

(25.0)

8

(13.3)

25-44

1945

1698

(87.3)

199

(10.2)

48

(2.5)

29

(14.6)

57

(28.6)

21

(10.6)

4

(2.0)

14

(7.0)

57

(28.6)

17

(8.5)

45-64

1885

1647

(87.4)

200

(10.6)

38

(2.0)

17

(8.5)

37

(18.5)

80

(40.0)

3

(1.5)

17

(8.5)

31

(15.5)

15

(7.5)

65+

1196

932

(77.9)

236

(19.7)

28

(2.3)

15

(6.4)

49

(20.8)

127

(53.8)

3

(1.3)

4

(1.7)

19

(8.1)

19

(8.1)

 

1 Among persons who were alive at diagnosis and had positive sputum culture

2 Among persons who had sputum culture conversion documented at any time.

3 Among persons who were alive at diagnosis, had positive culture, and did not have documented culture conversion (excludes patients with unkown culture conversion.

 
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