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Table 3 Logistic regression a analysis of a long health system delay b

From: Health system delay in pulmonary tuberculosis treatment in a country with an intermediate burden of tuberculosis: a cross-sectional study

  Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
  Variable p value OR (95% CI) p value OR (95% CI)
Gender     
 Male   1   1
 Female 0.005 2.11 (1.256-3.531) 0.008 2.06 (1.213-3.517)
Age groups     
 15-34   1   1
 35-64 0.420 0.76 (0.395-1.472) 0.96 0.98 (0.483-1.991)
 65+ 0.881 1.06 (0.499-2.248) 0.811 1.10 (0.499-2.432)
Sputum smear     
 Positive   1   1
 Negative 0.002 2.42 (1.381-4.239) 0.003 2.38 (1.341-4.236)
Other symptoms     
 No   1   1
 Yes 0.027 2.57 (1.113-5.947) 0.037 2.50 (1.055-5.940)
  1. a variables significant in the univariate logistic regression and age groups were included in the multivariate logistic regression. Statistical significance was taken at p < 0.05.
  2. b a long delay was considered to be above the median delay (15 days).
  3. OR = Odds Ratio, CI = Confidence Interval.