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Table 5 Self-reported reasons for failure to take diagnostic tests in the first round survey

From: Barriers to accessing TB diagnosis for rural-to-urban migrants with chronic cough in Chongqing, China: A mixed methods study

  X-ray examination Sputum smear test
Reasons Migrants % (N) Residents % (N) Migrants % (N) Residents % (N)
No money 34.7 (17) 28.4 (46) 18.4 (7) 22.7 (25)
Unnecessary 30.6 (15) 59.3 (96) 47.4 (18) 69.1 (76)
No time 28.6 (14) 9.9 (16) 10.5 (4) 0.9 (1)
Others 6.1 (3) 2.5 (4) 23.7 (9) 7.3 (8)
Total 100 (49) 100 (162) 100 (38) 100 (110)
  1. Note: X-ray examination: p < 0.001 (1 migrant case missing); Sputum smear test: p = 0.0091