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Table 2 Risk factors for patients delay.

From: Delay in Tuberculosis case detection in Pwani region, Tanzania. a cross sectional study

  Delay
n (%)
No delay
N (%)
Odds ratio and 95%CI
Presenting symptoms    
   Cough > 2 weeks 64/79(81.0) 98/127(77.2) OR = 0.8(95%CI 0.39-1.59)
   Cough with blood 12/79(15.2) 15/127(11.8) OR = 0.7(95%CI 0.33-1.69)
   Difficult in breathing 23/79(29.1) 39/127(30.7) OR = 1.1(95%CI 0.58-2.00)
   Chest Pain 6/79 (7.6) 32/127(25.2) OR = 0.2(95%CI 0.10-0.61)‡
   Fever 44/79(55.7) 70/127(55.1) OR = 1.0 (95%CI 0.56-1.72)
   Loss of weight 20/79(25.3) 20/127(15.8) OR = 0.6(95%CI 0.27-1.11)
Poor knowledge of TB symptoms    
   Cough > 2 weeks 16/79(20.3) 17/127(13.4) OR = 1.64(95%CI 0.78-3.48)
   Cough with blood 58/79(73.4) 108/127(85.0) OR = 0.5(95%CI 0.24-0.98)
   Difficult in breathing 56/79(70.9) 90/127(70.9) OR = 1.0(95%CI 0.54-1.86)
   Chest Pain 72/79(91.1) 99/127(78.0) OR = 2.9(95%CI 1.20- 7.03)‡
   Fever 33/79(41.8) 49/127(38.6) OR = 1.1(95%CI 0.64-2.02)
   Loss of weight 60/79(75.9) 103/127(81.1) OR = 0.7(95%CI 0.37-1.45)
Poor knowledge of transmission    
   Cough/Sneezing 10/79(12.7) 11/127(8.7) OR = 1.5(95%CI 0.62-3.78)
   Sharing eating utensils 71/79(89.9) 109/127(85.8) OR = 1.5(95%CI 0.60-3.55)
   Shaking hands 31/79(39.2) 46/127(36.2) OR = 1.1(95%CI 0.64-2.03)
   Mosquito bite 47/78 (60.3) 64/127(50.4) OR = 1.5(95%CI 0.84-2.64)
   Mother to child transmission during pregnancy 66/79(83.5) 103/127(81.1) OR = 1.2(95%CI 0.56-2.49)
Believe that TB is always associated with HIV/AIDS* 52/69 (75.4) 59/111 (53.2) OR = 2.7(95%CI 1.39- 5.23)‡
Poor knowledge of TB curable 1/79(1.3) 3/127(2.4) OR = 0.5(95%CI 0.05-5.19)
  1. *n = 26 were missing