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Table 5 Access to health care and characteristics of health service (HS) 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    
Access to health care Unacceptable (> 60 days) Acceptable (≤ 60 days) Crude OR 95% CI P value
  N % N %    
Numbers of health units        
   only 1 176 63.1 103 36.9 1.00 - -
   ≥ 2 493 61.2 312 38.8 0.92 0.69 – 1.22 0.5859
   Total 669 - 415 - - - -
HS in same district of residence        
   Yes 431 61.3 272 38.7 1.00 - -
   No 255 63.6 146 36.4 1.10 0.85 – 1.42 0.4523
   Total 686 - 418 - - - -
HS in neighborhood of residence        
   Yes 111 63.4 64 36.6 1.00 - -
   No 575 61.9 354 38.1 0.93 0.67 – 1.30 0.7012
   Total 686 - 418 - - - -
Residence in areas of FHP visits        
   Yes 258 60.4 169 39.6 1.00 - -
   No 406 63.4 234 36.6 1.13 0.88 – 1.46 0.3196
   Total 664 - 403 - - - -
Health District of treatment        0.0001
   HD II 170 52.8 152 47.2 1.00 - -
   HD I 57 62.6 34 37.4 1.49 0.92 – 2.41 0.0960
   HD III 139 72.8 52 27.2 2.39 1.62 – 3.51 0.0000
   HD IV 111 61.7 69 38.3 1.43 0.99 – 2.08 0.0553
   HD V 172 67.7 82 32.3 1.87 1.33 – 2.64 0.0003
   HD VI 37 55.2 30 44.8 1.10 0.64 – 1.87 0.7170
   Total 686 - 419 - - - -