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Table 3 Distribution of the treatment delay for TB patients with definite laboratory diagnosis in Taiwan during 2002–2005

From: Delayed Treatment of Diagnosed Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Taiwan

  2002 2003 2004 2005
Delay (Day) N % N % N % N %
0 2449 55.3 3993 55.9 5331 53.8 5703 54.6
1~10 1402 31.6 2720 38.1 4026 40.6 4215 40.3
11~20 279 6.3 201 2.8 270 2.7 250 2.4
21~30 114 2.6 77 1.1 99 1.0 106 1.0
31~40 46 1.0 52 0.7 49 0.5 47 0.4
41~50 31 0.7 20 0.3 30 0.3 31 0.3
51~60 21 0.5 21 0.3 18 0.2 19 0.2
61~70 21 0.5 10 0.1 24 0.2 14 0.1
71~80 18 0.4 9 0.1 13 0.1 9 0.1
81~90 11 0.2 7 0.1 5 0.1 10 0.1
91~100 8 0.2 12 0.2 8 0.1 6 0.1
101~180 32 0.7 24 0.2 32 0.4 44 0.3
Total 4432 100.0 7146 100.0 9905 100.0 10454 100.0
Mean of Treatment delay 6.1 days 3.3 days 3.1 days 3.0 days
Median/Mode of treatment delay 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0 days