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Table 2 Socio-economic factors 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    
Socio-economic factors Unacceptable (> 60 days) Acceptable (≤ 60 days) Crude OR 95% CI P value
  N % N %    
Employment        
   Employed 282 57.3 210 42.7 1.00 - -
   Unemployed 404 65.9 209 34.1 1.43 1.12 – 1.83 0.0035
   Total 686 - 419 - - - -
Literacy        
   Yes 540 61.6 337 38.4 1.00 - -
   No 146 64.0 82 36.0 1.11 0.82 – 1.50 0.4951
   Total 686 - 419 - - - -
Income of Head of household (MW)        0.7356
   ≥ 5 22 59.5 15 40.5 1.00 - -
   2 to < 5 75 66.4 38 33.6 1.34 0.62 – 1.88 0.4461
   1 to < 2 184 63.7 105 36.3 1.19 0.59 – 2.40 0.6176
   < 1 327 61.5 205 38.5 1.08 0.55 – 2.14 0.8086
   Total 608 - 363 - - - -
Civil status        0.9600
   Married 251 62.4 151 37.6 1.00 - -
   Divorced, widowed or separated 64 62.7 38 37.3 1.01 0.64 – 1.58 0.9544
   Single 341 61.7 212 38.3 0.96 0.74 – 1.26 0.8078
   Total 656 - 401 - - - -
Number of individuals per Household        0.3897
   1 – 2 160 65.3 85 34.7 1.00 - -
   3 – 5 345 60.2 228 39.8 0.80 0.59 – 1.09 0.1700
   ≥ 6 165 61.6 103 38.4 0.85 0.59 – 1.22 0.3803
   Total 670 - 416 - - - -