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Table 2 Relationship between patient delay and socio-demographic factors among smear negative and smear positive patients

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

Variable Smear negatives Smear Positives
  Delay >30 days No delay ≤ 30 days OR (95% CI) Delay >30 days No delay ≤ 30 days OR (95% CI)
Sex       
   Male 113 86 1.00 102 71 1.00
   Female 107 74 1.10 (0.72,1.69) 86 61 0.98(0.61,1.57
Age(in years)       
   0–19 36 23 1.00 31 18 1.00
   20–39 133 91 0.93 (0.50,1.75) 122 87 0.81(0.41, 1.62)
   ≥ 40 51 46 0.71(0.35,1.44) 35 27 0.75(0.32,1.74)
Religion       
   Islam 26 15 1.00 173 115 1.00
   Christian 194 145 0.77 (0.37,1.58) 15 17 0.59(0.27,1.29)
Marital status       
   Married 99 61 1.00 15 17 1.00
   Single 121 99 0.75(0.49,1.17) 173 115 1.70(0.77,3.77)
Occupation       
   Students 53 37 1.00 44 34 1.00
   Civil servants 46 32 1.00(0.52,1.95) 39 34 0.89(0.44,1.77)
   Housewives 44 27 1.14(0.57,2.26) 22 19 0.89(0.39,2.05)
   Merchants 26 19 0.96(0.43,2.10) 17 9 1.46(0.53,4.07)
   Unemployed 29 30 0.67(0.33, 1.38) 59 32 1.42(0.73, 2.78)
   Others 22 15 1.02(0.44,2.40) 7 4 1.35(0.32,6.07)
Education       
   No education 32 16 1.00 17 12 1.00
   Read and write 21 17 0.62(0.23,1.62) 16 9 1.25 (0.36, 4.37)
   1–6th grade 43 30 1.08 (0.45,2.58) 43 25 1.21(0.46,3.23)
   7–12th grade 113 81 0.70(0.34,1.42) 105 75 0.99(0.41,2.34)
   Above grade 12 11 16 0.34(0.11,1.01) 7 11 0.45 (0.11, 1.75)
Waking distance (minutes)       
   ≤ 60 185 147 1.00 168 124 1.00
   > 60 29 9 2.56 (1.12,6.03) 18 5 2.66 (0.90,8.42)