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Table 2 Association of socio-demographic and health-related factors with health system’s and total delay in Afar Region, Ethiopia

From: Diagnostic and treatment delay among Tuberculosis patients in Afar Region, Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Characteristics Number Health system’s delay Total delay
   % Delayed aOR (95 % CI) % Delayed aOR (95 % CI)
Age      
18-24 54 50.0 1.00 48.1 1.00
25-44 127 54.3 1.24 (0.58-2.62) 52.8 1.16 (0.58-2.35)
>44 35 34.3 0.64 (0.22-1.83) 42.9 0.87 (0.34-2.26)
Sex      
Male 135 48.1 1.00 49.6 1.00
Female 81 53.1 1.33 (0.67-2.62) 50.6 1.04 (0.56-1.95)
Education      
None 140 47.9 1.00 52.9 1.00
Primary 53 54.7 1.68 (0.74-3.84) 49.1 1.14 (0.53-2.43)
Post-primary 23 52.2 1.67 (0.54-5.18) 34.8 0.70 (0.24-2.04)
Occupation      
Non-pastoralists 125 48.8 1.00 45.6 1.00
Pastoralists 91 51.6 1.68 (0.77-3.68) 56.0 1.40 (0.69-2.86)
Distance      
≤ 10 km 163 50.3 1.00 47.9 1.00
>10 km 53 49.1 0.78 (0.35-1.74) 56.6 1.11 (0.53-2.31)
Form of TB      
PTB 137 43.8 1.00 41.6 1.00
EPTB 79 60.8 2.08 (1.08-4.04)* 64.6 2.56 (1.39-4.73)*
Self-treatment      
No 186 52.7 1.00 48.9 1.00
Yes 30 33.3 0.51 (0.20-1.32) 56.7 1.42 (0.61-3.29)
Health provider      
Hospital 68 23.5 1.00 45.6 1.00
Health centre 69 63.8 4.83 (2.33-10.43)* 55.1 1.28 (0.63-2.61)
Clinic/health post 32 84.4 19.70 (6.18-62.79)* 65.6 2.55 (1.01-6.03)*
Private facility 47 44.7 2.49 (1.07-5.84)* 38.3 0.82 (0.37-1.82)
  1. Delayed more than 33.5 days.
  2. Delayed more than 70.5 days.
  3. *Significantly associated.