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Table 1 Biological factors, alcohol and tobacco consumption and total delay in pulmonary tuberculosis treatment. Recife, 2001–2003.

From: Risk factors for treatment delay in pulmonary tuberculosis in Recife, Brazil

  Total delay in treatment    
Biological factors Unacceptable (> 60 days) Acceptable (≤ 60 days) Crude OR 95% CI P value
  N % N %    
Sex        
   Male 470 63.4 271 36.6 1.00 - -
   Female 216 59.3 148 40.7 1.18 0.91 – 1.53 0.1884
   Total 686 - 419 - - - -
Age (years)        0.1810
   18–39 344 60.2 227 39.8 1.00 - -
   40–59 280 65.4 148 34.6 1.24 0.96 – 1.61 0.0949
   ≥ 60 62 58.5 44 41.5 0.92 0.61 – 1.41 0.7349
   Total 686 - 419 - - - -
Alcohol consumption        0.5575
   None 338 60.7 219 39.3 1.00 - -
   Light drinker 214 61.5 134 38.5 1.03 0.78 – 1.36 0.8075
   Heavy drinker 83 65.9 43 34.1 1.25 0.83 – 1.87 0.2800
   Total 635 - 396 - - - -
Cigarette smoking        0.0010
   Never smoked 213 68.9 96 31.1 1.00 - -
   Given up smoking 297 56.7 227 43.3 0.58 0.43 – 0.79 0.0005
   Ever smoked 175 65.3 93 34.7 0.84 0.59 – 1.20 0.3545
   Total 685 - 416 - - - -