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Table 4 Risk factors for health facility delay

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

  Health facility delay n (%) No health facility delay n (%) Odds ratio and 95%CI
Gender    
   Male 78/121 (64.5) 59/85 (69.4) OR = 0.8(95%CI 0.44-1.44)
   Female 43/121 (35.5) 26/85 (30.6)  
Marital status    
   Single 58/121 (47.9) 35/85 (41.2) OR = 0.8(95%CI 0.43-1.33)
   Couple 63/121 (52.1) 50/85 (58.8)  
Age group *    
   < 18 Years 6/119 (5.0) 1/84 (1.2)  
   18-40 73/119 (61.3) 57/84 (67.8) OR = 0.3(95%CI 0.03-2.25)
   > 40 40/119 (33.6) 26/84 (31.0) OR = 0.2(95%CI 0.02-1.82)
Education level    
No formal education 56/121 (46.3) 37/85 (43.5) OR = 0.9(95%CI 0.51-1.56)
Completed primary school and above 65/121 (53.7) 48/85 (56.4)  
HIV self reported**    
   HIV positive 29/101 (28.7) 21/68 (30.9) OR = 0.9(95%CI 0.46-1.76)
   HIV negative 72/101 (71.3) 47/68 (69.1)  
Presenting symptoms    
   Cough > 2 weeks 93/121 (76.9) 68/85 (80.0) OR = 0.8(95%CI 0.42-1.64)
   Cough with blood 14/121 (11.6) 13/85 (15.9) OR = 0.7(95%CI 0.32-1.63)
   Difficult in breathing 36/121(29.8) 27/85(31.8) OR = 0.9(95%CI 0.50-1.66)
   Chest Pain 29/121(24.0) 10/85(11.8) OR = 2.4(95%CI 1.08-5.16)
   Fever 65/121(53.7) 50/85(58.8) OR = 1.2(95%CI 0.70-2.16)
   Loss of weight 19/121(15.7) 21/85(24.7) OR = 1.2(95%CI 0.64-2.43)
Poor knowledge of TB symptoms    
   Cough > 2 weeks 19/121(15.7) 14/85(16.5) OR = 0.9(95%CI 0.44-2.00)
   Cough with blood 102/121(84.3) 64/85(75.3) OR = 1.8(95%CI 0.88-3.53)
   Difficult in breathing 83/121(68.6) 63/85(74.1) OR = 1.0(95%CI 0.62-1.58)
   Chest Pain 98/121(81.0) 73/85(85.9) OR = 1.3(95%CI 0.90-1.95)
   Fever 47/121(38.8) 34/85(40.0) OR = 1.0(95%CI 0.54-1.68)
   Loss of weight 97/121(80.2) 65/85(76.5) OR = 1.2(95%CI 0.64-2.43)
  1. *n = 3 were missing age
  2. ** n = 37 were missing HIV status