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Table 3 Duration between health service visit and diagnosis of (health service delay) in pulmonary tuberculosis patients, Addis Ababa, 1999

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

  Smear positive Smear negative Total P-value*
Delay in days n % n % n %  
1–15 302 94.4 331 87.1 633 90.4 -
16–30 11 3.4 32 8.4 43 6.2 0.005
>30 7 2.2 17 4.5 24 3.4 0.074
Total 320 100 380 100 700 100  
  1. *P value is for Chi-square statistical test comparing health service delay in smear positive and negative patients.