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Table 2 Diagnosis before TB confirmation by the level of health care facilities in TB patients, Tabriz, Iran 2012-2014

From: The identification of risk factors associated with patient and healthcare system delays in the treatment of tuberculosis in Tabriz, Iran

First diagnosis PHCa N (%) SHCb N (%) THCc N (%) P-value e
TB (N = 26) 13 (50) 9 (34.6) 4 (15.4) 0.658
Cold or viral infection (N = 102) 60 (58.8) 37 (36.3) 5 (4.6) < 0.001
Asthma (N = 13) 4 (30.8) 3 (23.1) 6 (46.2) 0.003
COPDd (N = 10) 4 (40) 6 (60) 0 (0.0) 0.199
Others (N = 21) 6 (28.6) 12 (57.1) 3 (14.3) 0.139
  1. aPrimary Health Care, bSecondary Health Care, cTertiary Health Care, dCOPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. eP-values are based on Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) test