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Table 1 Treatment delay among participants with new smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis in Tanzania.

From: Treatment delay among tuberculosis patients in Tanzania: Data from the FIDELIS Initiative

  n Mean Delay (weeks) 95% CI for mean Median delay (weeks) Mann-Whitney test
All 1161 15.2   12  
District      
   Handeni 75 19.2 (16.5-22.0) 14 p < 0.01
   Hai 264 12.1 (11.1-13.1) 12 reference
   Lushoto 12 12.6 (12.2-13.0) 12.5 p = 0.8
   Mbeya 518 16.9 (15.7-18.1) 12 p < 0.01
   Mbozi 243 13.7 (12.5-14.9) 10 p = 0.17
   Muheza 49 15.6 (14.1-17.1) 12 p < 0.01
Setting      
   Urban 345 15.9 (14.5-17.2) 12 p = 1.0
   Rural 816 14.9 (14.1-15-6) 12  
Sex      
   Males 680 14.4 (13.6-15.2) 12  
   Females 476 16.3 (15.2-17.5) 12  
   Missing 5 11.6   12  
Agegroup      
   0-4y - -   -  
   5-14y 24 18.8 (13.9-23.6) 14.5 p = 0.04
   15-24y 186 15.3 (13.7-17.0) 12 p = 0.69
   25-34y 430 15.1 (13.9-16.2) 12 reference
   35-44y 303 15.4 (14.1-16.8) 12 p = 0.99
   45-54y 122 14.1 (12.1-16.1) 12 p = 0.36
   55-64y 50 14.3 (11.7-16.9) 12 p = 0.83
   65+y 35 17.8 (13.8-21.8) 14 p = 0.03
   Missing 11 10.55   12