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Table 7 Results of univariate Cox proportional hazards models on patient delay (n = 168)

From: Patient's site of first access to health system influences length of delay for tuberculosis treatment in Tajikistan

Factor Hazards Ratio§ Lb95%CI† Ub95%CI° p-value
Male sex* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
Female sex 0.834 0.613 1.136 0.250
Age NA/ NA/ NA/ 0.562
15-24 y* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
25-34 y 0.870 0.598 1.265 0.466
35-44 y 0.827 0.527 1.299 0.409
45 y and older 0.728 0.458 1.157 0.179
Residence NA/ NA/ NA/ 0.831
Semi- or peri-urban* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
Rural 0.903 0.459 1.777 0.767
Urban 0.751 0.288 1.961 0.559
SES quintile NA/ NA/ NA/ 0.221
SES quintile 1* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
SES quintile 2 0.669 0.414 1.080 0.100
SES quintile 3 1.116 0.693 1.798 0.651
SES quintile 4 0.730 0.454 1.175 0.195
SES quintile 5 0.828 0.520 1.319 0.428
District NA/ NA/ NA/ 0.755
Danghara* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
Farkhor 0.898 0.468 1.724 0.747
Hissor 0.639 0.315 1.297 0.215
Muminobod 1.023 0.496 2.111 0.95
Qurghonteppa 0.833 0.334 2.079 0.696
Rudaki 0.717 0.393 1.307 0.277
Shahrinaw 4.935 0.643 37.845 0.125
Shurobod 1.507 0.636 3.573 0.351
Tursunzoda 0.859 0.449 1.645 0.647
Vakhsh 0.751 0.390 1.446 0.392
Varzob 0.544 0.184 1.607 0.271
Vose 0.873 0.492 1.549 0.642
No migration* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
Labour migration 0.889 0.565 1.400 0.612
Lack of belief in curability* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
Belief in curability 1.121 0.827 1.518 0.462
No self-treatment* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
Self-treatment 1.011 0.727 1.406 0.949
  1. §A hazards ratio >1 means a shorter delay, a hazards ratio <1 points to a longer delay relative to the comparison group.
  2. †Lb95%CI = Lower boundary of 95%-confidence interval
  3. °Ub95%CI = Upper boundary of 95%-confidence interval
  4. *Comparison group