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Table 5 Factors associated with delays exceeding their median value (multivariate analysis)

From: Pulmonary tuberculosis diagnostic delays in Chad: a multicenter, hospital-based survey in Ndjamena and Moundou

  Extended patient delay Extended health-care system delay Extended total delay
aOR [95% CI] aOR [95% CI] aOR [95% CI]]
Adjustment variables
Gender    
Male 1 1 1
Female 0.61 [0.35-1.07] 1.67 [0.90-3.04] 0.73 [0.41-1.30]
Age groups (years)
15 to 24 1 1 1
25 to 34 0.77 [0.38-1.57] 0.57 [0.27-1.22] 0.53 [0.25-1.10]
35 to 44 1.03 [0.46-2.28] 1.13 [0.49-2.63] 0.62 [0.27-1.42]
45 to 55 0.90 [0.34-2.35] 0.47 [0.20-1.27] 0.59 [0.23-1.51]
55 and over 1.60 [0.45-5.58] 1.43 [0.40-5.06] 0.86 [0.28-2.91]
Wealth score
1st quartile (lowest) 2.38 [1.08-5.25] 2.86 [1.30- 6.33] 3.75 [1.66-8.48]
2nd 2.15 [0.97-4.76] 1.66 [0.74-3.70] 1.97 [0.90-4.44]
3rd 1.31 [0.62-2.79] 1.25 [0.59-2.67] 1.50 [0.70-3.24]
4th (highest) 1 1 1
Hospital    
HM 1 1 1
HU 0.80 [0.35-1.81] 2.61 [1.07-6.36] 2.78 [1.24-6.23]
HGRN 1.04 [0.47-2.21] 3.92 [1.83-8.42] 6.25 [2.96-13.22]
Selected variables
Numbers of years of education    -
0 0.88 [0.29-2.63] 3.47 [1.01-11.88]  
1 to 4 0.98 [0.31-3.10] 4.71 [1.34-16.51]  
5 to 6 0.42 [0.15-1.18] 2.89 [0.93-9.17]  
7 to 10 0.33 [0.12-0.92] 2.29 [0.76-6.95]  
≥ 10 1 1  
What treatment can cure TB?    
Medical care 1 1 1
No answer 2.52 [1.40-4.50] 3.30 [1.71-6.35] 3.68 [1.71-7.92]
Self-medication, traditional medicine, nothing 2.15 [1.05-4.54] 5.46 [2.37-12.60] 3.76 [2.03-6.97]
Referral by a health facility   - -
Yes 1   
No 1.75 [1.02- 3.02]   
Is there are link between AIDS and TB?   1 -
No    
Yes - 0.94 [0.48-1.84]  
No opinion   0.37 [0.17- 0.80]  
Hemoptysis    
Yes   - 1
No -   2.07 [1.06- 4.04]
  1. aOR: Adjusted odds-ratio; 95% CI: 95% confidence interval; -: unselected variable.