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Table 1 Characteristics of Participants

From: Delay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in Nepal

Characteristics   n % Median patient delay (d) Median health system delay (d)
Type of tuberculosis Sputum smear positive 139 45.3 60 20
  Sputum smear negative 136 44.3 33 15
  Extra pulmonary 32 10.4 50 30
Age ≤ 14 years 32 10.4 42 20
  15 – 54 years 217 70.7 55 18
  ≥ 55 years 58 18.9 60 19
Sex Male 181 59.0 35 15
  Female 126 41.0 54 20
Marital status Single 73 23.8 36 15
  Married 227 73.9 57 20
  Divorced/widow 7 2.3 - -
Education level Illiterate 191 62.2 57 20
  Literate 116 37.8 40 15
Occupation Peasant 148 48.2 60 16
  House wife 61 19.9 45 20
  Others 98 31.9 37 20
Monthly family income <NRs2,500 233 75.9 50 15
  ≥ NRs2500 74 24.1 45 20
Smoking habit No 163 53.1 36 15
  Yes 144 46.9 60 24
Alcohol consumption No 219 71.3 42 18
  Yes 88 28.7 60 20