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Table 3 Factors related to events of patients and health facility delay among smear positive patients.

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

  Patient delay
n (%)
Health facility delay
n (%)
No patient delay
n (%)
No health facility delay n (%)
Gender     
Male 58/79(73.42) 78/121 (64.5) 79/127(62.20) 59/85 (69.4)
Female 21/79(26.58) 43/121 (35.5) 48/127(37.80) 26/85 (30.6)
Marital Status     
Single 33/79(41.77) 58/121 (47.9) 60/127(47.24) 35/85 (41.2)
Couple 46/79(58.23) 63/121 (52.1) 67/127(52.76) 50/85 (58.8)
Age group     
< 18 Years 2/79(2.53) 6/119 (5.0) 6/124 (4.84) 1/84 (1.2)
18-40 49/79(62.03) 73/119 (61.3) 80/124(64.52) 57/84 (67.8)
> 40 28/79(35.44) 40/119 (33.6) 38/124(30.65) 26/84 (31.0)
Education Level     
No formal education 33/79(41.77) 56/121 (46.3) 60/127(47.24) 37/85 (43.5)
Completed primary school and above 46/79(58.23) 65/121 (53.7) 67/127(52.76) 48/85 (56.4)
HIV self reported     
HIV positive 14/65(21.5) 29/101 (28.7) 36/103 (35.0) 21/68 (30.9)
HIV negative 51/65(78.5) 72/101 (71.3) 67/103 (65.0) 47/68 (69.1)
Presenting symptoms     
Cough > 2 weeks 64/79(81.0) 93/121 (76.9) 98/127(77.2) 68/85 (80.0)
Cough with blood 12/79(15.2) 14/121 (11.6) 15/127(11.8) 13/85 (15.9)
Difficult in breathing 23/79(29.1) 36/121(29.8) 39/127(30.7) 27/85(31.8)
Chest Pain 6/79(7.6) 29/121(24.0) 32/127(25.2) 10/85(11.8)
Fever 44/79(55.7) 65/121(53.7) 70/127(55.1) 50/85(58.8)
Loss of weight 20/79(25.3) 19/121(15.7) 20/127(15.8) 21/85(24.7)
Poor knowledge of TB symptoms     
Cough > 2 weeks 16/79(20.3) 19/121(15.7) 17/127(13.4) 14/85(16.5)
Cough with blood 58/79(73.4) 102/121(84.3) 108/127(85.0) 64/85(75.3)
Difficult in breathing 56/79(70.9) 83/121(68.6) 90/127(70.9) 63/85(74.1)
Chest Pain 72/79(91.1) 98/121(81.0) 99/127(78.0) 73/85(85.9)
Fever 33/79(41.8) 47/121(38.8) 49/127(38.6) 34/85(40.0)
Loss of weight 60/79(75.9) 97/121(80.2) 103/127(81.1) 65/85(76.5)