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Table 6 Final model of characteristics of patients and health services and total delay in pulmonary tuberculosis treatment. Recife, 2001–2003.

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

  Adjusted OR 95% CI P value
Employment    
   Yes 1.00 - -
   No 1.40 1.09 – 1.81 0.0079
Loss of weight    
   Yes 1.00 - -
   No 1.54 1.16 – 2.04 0.0028
Health District (HD)    0.0001
   HD II 1.00 - -
   HD I 1.35 0.83 – 2.21 0.2189
   HD III 2.34 1.57 – 3.47 0.0000
   HD IV 1.39 0.95 – 2.04 0.0863
   HD V 1.92 1.35 – 2.73 0.0002
   HD VI 0.97 0.56 – 1.68 0.9395
  1. * variables excluded from model: sex, age and haemoptysis because they were not statistically significant.