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Table 1 Factors associated with failure of notification of tuberculosis in Taiwan, 2005-2007

From: Completeness and timeliness of tuberculosis notification in Taiwan

  Total
n = 5,7405
n (column%)
Notified
n = 55,291
n (row%)
Not notified
n = 2,114
n (row%)
Multivariate analysis
adjOR (95% CI)
Age group (y/r)*
   0-24 3,584 (6.2) 3,459 (96.5) 125 (3.5) 1.8 (1.5-2.3)
   25-44 9,996 (17.4) 9,441 (94.4) 555 (5.6) 2.1 (1.8-2.4)
   45-64 15,072 (26.3) 14,554 (96.6) 518 (3.4) 1.5 (1.3-1.7)
   ≥65 28,753 (50.1) 27,837 (96.8) 916 (3.2) 1.0  
Sex*
   male 38,534 (67.1) 37,180 (96.5) 1,354 (3.5)   
   female 18,869 (32.9) 18,111 (96.0) 758 (4.0)   
Type of case*
   new cases 52,763 (91.9) 51,493 (97.6) 1,270 (2.4) 1.0  
   previously notified cases 4,642 (8.1) 3,798 (81.8) 844 (18.2) 11.5 (10.4-12.8)
Nationality*
   citizen 56,024 (97.6) 54,225 (96.8) 1,799 (3.2) 1.0  
   foreigner 1,381 (2.4) 1,066 (77.2) 315 (22.8) 6.8 (5.6-8.1)
Type of health care facilities*
   medical center 19,770 (34.4) 19,269 (97.5) 501 (2.5) 1.0  
   regional hospital 22,664 (39.5) 21,854 (96.4) 810 (3.6) 1.2 (1.1-1.3)
   district hospital 11,273 (19.6) 10,689 (94.8) 584 (5.2) 1.7 (1.5-1.9)
   clinic 3,698 (6.4) 3,479 (94.1) 219 (5.9) 2.3 (1.9-2.7)
Number of visits to health care facilities in 6 months*
   once 7,876 (13.7) 6,763 (85.9) 1,113 (14.1) 11.4 (10.2-12.7)
   twice 3,722 (6.5) 3,417 (91.8) 305 (8.2) 5.3 (4.6-6.2)
   3 or more 45,807 (79.8) 45,111 (98.5) 696 (1.5) 1.0  
  1. * Statistically significant in univariate analysis (P < 0.05).