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Table 1 Characteristics of smear-positive TB patients and total delay in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 2004–February 2005

From: Delayed treatment of tuberculosis patients in rural areas of Yogyakarta province, Indonesia

Characteristic n % Mean SD Median 1st Quartile 3rd Quartile P
Age         
15–24 80 19.0 10.29 7.99 8.0 4.0 12.0  
25–54 230 54.6 13.78 11.77 11.0 5.0 19.0 0.069
≥ 55 111 26.4 14.30 12.19 11.0 6.0 18.0  
Gender         
Male 243 57.7 13.30 11.38 10.0 5.0 17.0  
Female 178 42.3 13.20 11.25 10.0 6.0 16.0 0.982
Setting         
Urban 222 52.7 10.54 9.31 8.0 4.0 12.0  
Rural 199 47.3 15.69 12.37 12.0 7.0 23.0 < 0.0001
First symptom         
Cough 335 79.6 12.81 10.76 10.0 5.0 16.0  
Others 86 20.4 15.00 13.18 9.0 6.0 20.0 0.401
First provider visited         
Private Practitioner 115 27.3 14.15 11.64 11.0 6.0 21.0  
Health Centre 163 38.7 12.42 10.13 9.0 5.0 18.0 0.628
Hospital 75 17.8 14.20 13.77 8.0 4.0 17.0  
Chest Clinic 68 16.2 12.70 10.50 11.0 5.0 16.0  
All 421 100.0 13.25 11.31 10.0 5.0 17.0