Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-04-15
Received: 11 December 2019
Accepted: 2 April 2020
First Online: 15 April 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by Mbarara University of Science and Technology Research Ethics Committee Reference number 03/11–18) and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (Reference number HS 2531). The need for patient consent was waived by the ethics committee because data collection involved retrieval of records from large numbers of persons with tuberculosis, for whom it would have been logistically impractical to reach and seek individual consent.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.