Table 5

Results of the multivariable 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 AOR 95%CI n AOR 95%CI n AOR 95%CI
Age (>32 years) 265 0.88 0.59-1.33 115 0.84 0.48-1.47 150 0.93 0.51-1.71
Female sex 259 0.88 0.58-1.32 126 1.10 0.63-1.93 133 0.74 0.40-1.38
Farming 49 2.19 1.02-4.72 21 4.85 1.47-15.93 28 1.20 0.44-3.28
Primary education or less 380 0.98 0.65-1.48 201 1.27 0.71-2.26 179 0.77 0.42-1.43
More than 2 visits to a health facility 434 16.58 9.21-29.84 207 13.00 6.19-27.29 227 31.03 10.39-92.69
Negative sputum smear result 284 1.24 0.84-1.83 NA NA NA NA NA NA
HIV infection 421 1.46 0.94-2.26 195 1.79 1.00-3.19 226 1.22 0.62-2.42
History of household TB contact 175 1.18 0.77-1.81 94 1.20 0.67-2.13 81 1.14 0.60-2.16
Coexistence of a chronic disease 122 2.95 1.74-5.01 56 1.85 0.90-3.80 66 4.73 2.06-10.88
Total number of observations 586 302 284

PTB pulmonary TB, AOR adjusted 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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