Table 1

Association of socio-demographic and health related factors with patients’ delay, Afar Region, Ethiopia
Characteristics Number % Delayed Ψ aOR (95 % CI)
Age
18-24 54 42.6 1.00
25-44 127 42.5 1.20 (0.52-2.78)
>44 35 65.7 3.00 (0.99-9.12)
Sex
Male 135 48.1 1.00
Female 81 43.2 1.01 (0.48-2.11)
Marital status
Single 68 42.6 1.00
Married 119 49.6 0.83 (0.37-1.86)
Widowed 14 35.7 0.48 (0.10-2.21)
Divorced 15 46.7 1.22 (0.33-4.48)
Occupation
Non-pastoralist 125 36.0 1.00
Pastoralist 91 60.4 1.91 (0.90-4.05)
Education
None 140 53.6 1.00
Primary 53 37.7 0.82 (0.37-1.83)
Post-primary 23 21.7 0.52 (0.15-1.79)
Biomedical knowledge
Poor 34 55.9 1.00
Good 182 44.5 0.78 (0.30-1.86)
Distance to facility
≤ 10 km 163 41.7 1.00
>10 km 53 60.4 1.33 (0.62-2.86)
Form of TB
PTB 137 43.8 1.00
EPTB 79 50.6 1.52 (0.80-2.87)
Self treatment
No 186 41.4 1.00
Yes 30 76.7 3.99 (1.50-10.59)*
First health action
Formal health provider 191 41.4 1.00
Non-formal provider 25 84.0 6.18 (1.84-20.76)*

Ψ Delayed more than 20 days.

*Significantly associated.

Belay et al.

Belay et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:369   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-369

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