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Table 8 Results of univariate Cox proportional hazards models on health system delay (n = 203)

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

Variable Hazards Ratio§ Lb95%CI† Ub95%CI° p-value
Male sex* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
Female sex 1.201 0.908 1.589 0.200
Age NA/ NA/ NA/ 0.270
15-24 y* 1.00 NA/ NA/ NA/
25-34 y 0.777 0.556 1.087 0.141
35-44 y 1.126 0.736 1.721 0.584
45 y and older 0.810 0.535 1.226 0.319
Residence NA/ NA/ NA/ 0.682
Semi- or periurban* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
Rural 1.066 0.579 1.965 0.836
Urban 1.441 0.594 3.494 0.419
SES quintile NA/ NA/ NA/ 0.442
SES quintile 1* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
SES quintile 2 0.946 0.608 1.471 0.804
SES quintile 3 1.004 0.646 1.558 0.987
SES quintile 4 0.781 0.501 1.219 0.277
SES quintile 5 1.205 0.779 1.865 0.402
District NA/ NA/ NA/ 0.368
Danghara* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
Farkhor 1.043 0.564 1.930 0.892
Hissor 1.189 0.631 2.240 0.593
Muminobod 0.680 0.362 1.279 0.232
Qurghonteppa 1.725 0.734 4.052 0.211
Rudaki 1.553 0.895 2.694 0.118
Shahrinaw 0.857 0.201 3.653 0.835
Shurobod 1.418 0.650 3.092 0.380
Tursunzoda 1.284 0.696 2.368 0.423
Vakhsh 1.526 0.822 2.831 0.180
Varzob 1.311 0.495 3.472 0.586
Vose 1.180 0.684 2.038 0.551
No migration* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
Labour migration 0.563 0.375 0.846 0.006
Sputum smear negative* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
Sputum smear positive 1.153 0.870 1.530 0.322
First facility NA/ NA/ NA/ 0.0003
TB facility* 1.000 NA/ NA/ NA/
Medical House 0.425 0.249 0.724 0.002
Family Doctor 0.442 0.281 0.697 < 0.0005
Central District Hospital 0.768 0.492 1.196 0.243
Policlinic 0.562 0.317 0.996 0.049
Republican Hospital 0.613 0.338 1.111 0.107
Russia 0.302 0.175 0.524 < 0.0005
Other‡ 0.478 0.259 0.882 0.018
  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
  5. ‡Including health care facilities reserved to staff of a large industrial company or the Ministry of Defence, respectively.