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Table 1 Duration between the start of symptoms and patients first medical consultation by sputum smear status, Addis Ababa, 1999

From: Patient and health service delay in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Ethiopia

Patient's delay in days Smear positive Smear negative Total P-value*
  n % n % n %  
1–30 132 41 159 42 291 41.6 -
31–60 69 22 81 21 150 21.4 0.898
61–90 51 16 54 14 105 15.0 0.571
>90 68 21 86 23 154 22.0 0.886
Total 320 100 380 100 700 100  
  1. *P value for Chi-square test comparing patient delay in smear positive and negative patients.