Funding for this research was provided by:
Universiti Teknologi MARA ((REC/617/19))
Received: 5 February 2020
Accepted: 3 December 2020
First Online: 10 December 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study obtained approval from the Medical Research and Ethics Committee, Ministry of Health, with registration number NMRR-19-1201-47959, and was approved by the Research Ethics Committee Universiti Teknologi MARA (REC/617/19). This study involved secondary data analysis; thus, respondents’ consent was not required. Nonetheless, a formal request to utilize data from the Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia, was sought before initiating the study. All registered TB cases were made anonymous and given a unique new research identifier.
: Not applicable.
: All authors disclose that they have no competing interests and no potential conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this article.