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Table 2 Tuberculosis notification among citizen and foreigner, stratified by type of case and number of health facilities visits

From: Completeness and timeliness of tuberculosis notification in Taiwan

  Total
n (column %)
Not notified
n (row%)
Notified
n (row %)
adjOR* (95% CI) p
Citizen
   previously notified cases 4,635 (8.3) 843 (18.2) 3,792 (81.8) 11.7 (10.5-13.1) < 0.001
   new cases 51,389 (91.7) 956 (1.9) 50,433 (98.1)    
Foreigner
   previously notified cases 7 (0.5) 1 (14.3) 6 (85.7) 1.9 (0.1-10.7) 0.88
   new cases 1,374 (99.5) 314 (22.9) 1,060 (77.1)    
Citizen
   health facilities visits only once 7,446 (13.3) 925 (12.4) 6,521 (87.6) 12.0 (10.7-13.5) < 0.001
   health facilities visits twice 3,576 (19.1) 251 (7.0) 3,325 (93.0) 5.2 (4.4-6.1) < 0.001
   health facilities visits ≥3 times 45,002 (80.3) 623 (1.4) 44,379 (98.6) ref.   
Foreigner
   health facilities visits once 430 (31.1) 188 (43.7) 242 (56.3) 7.6 (5.6-10.4) < 0.001
   health facilities visits twice 146 (10.6) 54 (37.0) 92 (63.0) 5.8 (3.8-8.8) < 0.001
   health facilities visits ≥3 times 805 (58.3) 73 (9.1) 732 (90.9) ref.   
  1. * Adjusted by age, type of health care facilities and type of cases or number of health facilities visits