Table 2

Results of the univariable analysis of patient delay across different groups of patients, Beira city, 2009
Risk factor All PTB patients New smear-positive New smear-negative
n UOR 95% CI n UOR 95% CI n UOR 95% CI
Age (>32 years) 250 1.5 1.1-2.2 106 1.7 1.0-2.8 144 1.2 0.8-2.0
Female sex 272 1.2 0.8-1.7 129 1.2 0.7-2.0 143 1.1 0.7-1.8
Farming 51 4.2 2.1-8.6 21 4.2 1.5-11.8 30 4.0 1.5-10.8
Primary education or less 356 1.3 0.9-1.9 182 0.9 0.5-1.5 174 2.0 1.2-3.4
Visiting first a traditional healer 148 2.2 1.5-3.3 68 2.4 1.4-4.2 80 2.0 1.1-3.5
Low level of TB knowledge 227 1.8 1.3-2.6 113 1.4 0.8-2.2 114 2.5 1.5-4.1
HIV infection 393 0.8 0.6-1.2 175 0.6 0.4-1.0 218 1.0 0.6-1.9
Current or ever smoking 137 1.3 0.9-1.9 74 1.4 0.8-2.3 63 1.3 0.7-2.3
Presence of a chronic disease 120 1.6 1.0-2.4 54 1.6 0.9-3.0 66 1.4 0.8-2.6
Inadequate access to health services 103 1.6 1.0-2.4 49 1.6 0.8-2.9 54 1.5 0.8-2.9

PTB pulmonary TB, UOR unadjusted odds ratio, 95% CI: 95% confidence interval.

Saifodine et al.

Saifodine et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:559   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-559

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