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Table 3 Contact with tuberculosis 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    
Contact history Unacceptable (> 60 days) Acceptable (≤ 60 days) Crude OR 95% CI P value
  N % N %    
Knows someone with tuberculosis        
   Yes 305 63.0 179 37.0 1.00 - -
   No 375 61.4 236 38.6 0.93 0.72 – 1.19 0.5782
   Total 680 - 415 - - - -
Recent contact with someone with tuberculosis        0.8554
   < 1 year 151 63.4 87 36.6 1.00 - -
   ≥ 1 year 128 61.8 79 38.2 0.93 0.63 – 1.37 0.7263
   Not known 375 61.4 236 38.6 0.91 0.67 – 1.24 0.5769
   Total 654 - 402 - - - -
Household contact with a case of tuberculosis        
   Yes 104 62.7 62 37.3 1.00 - -
   No 198 63.1 116 36.9 1.01 0.68 – 1.50 0.9301
   Total 302 - 178 - - - -