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Table 3 Results of the multivariable analysis of patient delay across different groups of patients, Beira city, 2009

From: Patient and health system delay among patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Beira city, Mozambique

Risk factor All PTB patients New smear-positive New smear-negative
  n AOR 95%CI n AOR 95%CI n AOR 95%CI
Age (>32 years) 250 1.35 0.94-1.94 106 1.48 0.86-2.55 144 1.04 0.62-1.75
Farming 51 3.65 1.74-7.67 21 4.19 1.38-12.70 30 2.99 1.07-8.38
Primary education or less 356 0.82 0.55-1.23 182 0.57 0.31-1.04 174 1.28 0.73-2.24
Visiting first a traditional healer 148 2.05 1.35-3.11 68 2.36 1.28-4.34 80 1.67 0.92-3.04
Low level of TB knowledge 227 1.64 1.12-2.40 113 1.45 0.82-2.57 114 2.03 1.18-3.51
HIV infection 393 0.70 0.46-1.06 175 0.49 0.27-0.88 218 0.87 0.45-1.68
Current or ever smoker 137 1.44 0.95-2.18 74 1.61 0.89-2.90 63 1.39 0.74-2.58
Coexistence of a chronic disease 120 1.76 1.12-2.77 54 2.34 1.18-4.64 66 1.45 0.77-2.72
Inadequate access to health services 103 1.45 0.91-2.32 49 1.54 0.77-3.08 54 1.32 0.68-2.59
Total number of observations 539    266    273   
  1. PTB pulmonary TB, AOR adjusted odds ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence interval.