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Table 2 Symptom duration and treatment delay of TB patients in the study.

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

  Symptom duration (weeks) Treatment delay (weeks)
Symptom n Mean Median n Mean Median
All     1161 15.2 12
   Missing     18   
Cough       
   No 2    2   
   Yes 1174 13.5 12 1158 15.2 12
   Missing 3    19   
Hemoptysis       
   No 921    921   
   Yes 182 5.6 3 182 16.1 12
   Missing 76    76   
Fever       
   No 1      
   Yes 1053 10.0 8 1080 15.3 12
   Missing 125      
Weight loss       
   No 14      
   Yes 978 10.2 8 1025 15.7 12
   Missing 187      
Other complaints       
   Chest pain     661 14.5 12
   Dyspnoea*     79 19.3 15
   Weakness     237 15.3 12
   Anorexia     57 15.9 12
   Diarrhoea*     16 22.5 20
  1. *Mann-Whitney test p < 0.05, comparing delay in cases who reported symptom with those who did not.