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Table 1 Latent TB infection therapy initiation and completion based on responses to survey questions

From: Predictors of latent tuberculosis treatment initiation and completion at a U.S. public health clinic: a prospective cohort study

Variable Treatment Initiation (%) P-value Treatment Completion (%) P-value*
Length of time at current residence
 Less than 1 yr 20 0.01 52 0.8
 Greater or equal to 1 year 31   55  
Planned future time at current residence
 Less than 1 yr 19 0.04 46 0.3
 Greater or equal to 1 year 28   58  
 No school 50 0.01 0 0.5
 Elementary school 41   61  
 High school/GED 30   49  
 College 18   64  
 Graduate school 23   53  
Cohabitance with any family members
 Yes 27 0.6 57 0.3
 No 24   47  
Previous daily pill for at least 6 months
 Yes 29 0.2 49 0.3
 No 24   59  
Regular primary care     
 Yes 37 <0.01 52 0.5
 No 19   59  
Easy access to health department
 Yes 28 0.1 54 0.8
 No 19   57  
Plan to tell family/friends about positive skin test
 Yes 25   59  
 No 35 0.1 30 0.02
Belief in getting sick from TB without medicine
 Yes 34 <0.01 53 0.6
 No 15   58  
Fear of adverse effects from medicine
 Yes 24 0.3 55 0.8
 No 28   52  
Belief in medicine efficacy
 Yes 28 0.3 55 0.6
 No 21   46  
Belief in cure for TB     
 Yes 26 0.9 55 0.7
 No 27   60  
Fear of phlebotomy
 Yes 25 0.8 50 0.7
 No 26   56  
  1. *P-values represent differences in initiation/completion among responses (missing responses not included).