Table 1

Prevalence of grade 2 disability at detection in multibacillary leprosy patients by demographic and clinical status, Agra district (Uttar Pradesh) India during 2001–6

CharacteristicsMDT arm (267)
Cases% Grade 2 disability
Age, years
 ≤14175.9
 15–24254.0
 25–34405.0
 35–5410813.9
 >547710.4
Total26710.1
Mean (SEM)43.4 (1.1)
Sex
 Male16314.1
 Female1043.9
Delay in detection, months
 ≤12676.0
 13–361038.7
 >369714.4
Patches
 01250.0
 1–51625.0
 6–10843.6
 >101559.0
Nerves
 0–2994.0
 3–510111.9
 >56716.4
Clinical status
 BT/BTR1313.8
 BB/BBR745.4
 BL/LL5125.5
 N1145.5
Treatment status
 Defaulters928.7
 Completed17510.9
Smear
 Positive277.4
 Negative1386.5
 Not done10215.7
  • BB, borderline borderline; BL, borderline lepromatous; BT, borderline tuberculoid; LL, lepromatous; MDT, multidrug therapy; R, reaction at diagnosis.