Table 4

Results of the univariable analysis of health system 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) 265 1.0 0.7-1.4 115 0.9 0.5-1.4 150 1.0 0.6-1.6
Female sex 259 1.3 0.9-1.8 126 1.6 1.0-2.6 133 1.0 0.6-1.6
Farming 49 1.8 1.0-3.3 21 2.6 1.0-6.8 28 1.2 0.6-2.7
Primary education or less 380 1.0 0.7-1.4 201 1.4 0.8-2.2 179 0.8 0.5-1.3
More than 2 visits to a health facility 434 16.6 9.4-29.3 207 11.4 5.7-22.7 227 29.1 10.1-83.5
Negative sputum smear result 284 1.6 1.2-2.2 NA NA NA NA NA NA
HIV infection 421 1.9 1.3-2.7 195 2.0 1.2-3.3 226 1.4 0.8-2.5
History of household TB contact 181 1.4 1.0-2.0 94 1.4 0.8-2.2 81 1.6 0.9-2.7
Coexistence of a chronic disease 122 3.1 2.0-4.7 56 2.2 1.2-4.0 66 4.2 2.2-8.2

PTB pulmonary TB, UOR unadjusted odds ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence interval, NA not applicable.

Saifodine et al.

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

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