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Table 3 Factors independently associated with a delay in treatment-seeking in public health facilities Adama town, East Ethiopia, December 20, 2015, to March 1, 2016 (n = 598)

From: Delay in treatment seeking and associated factors among suspected pulmonary tuberculosis patients in public health facilities of Adama town, eastern Ethiopia

VariablesCOR(95% CI)AOR(95% CI)
Sex:
 MaleRefRef
 Female1.57 (1.14,2.18)1.58 (1.11,2.236)
Marital status:
 Single2.26 (1.16,4.37)2.53 (1.37,4.67) 3.4 (1.58,7.34)
 Married3.14 (1.73,5.71)Ref
 Divorced/SeparatedRef 
Employment Status:
 Yes1.48 (1.05, 2.09)1.62 (1.12,2.34)
 NoRefRef
Family size:
 1–4RefRef
>51.68 (1.21,2.33)1.76 (1.24,2.50)
Relation with Head of HH:
 Head of HHRefRef
 Spouse of HH0.74 (0.45,1.2)0.85 (0.50,1.45)
 Son/daughter0.60 (0.40,0.89)0.50 (0.29,0.88)
 Other relation0. 91 (0.42,2.01)0.63 (0.27,1.48)
Monthly income in ETB
 <650.001.45 (1.05,2.01)1.53 (1.07,2.18)
>650.00RefRef
Knowledge about TB
 YesRefRef
 No1.67 (1.13,2.48)1.86 (1.17,2.96)
TB can be cured
 Yes1.001.00
 No1.836 (1.25,2.69)1.66 (1.13,2.46)
  1. TB Tuberculosis, AOR Adjusted Odd Ratio, COR Crude Odd Ratio, ETB Ethiopian Birr, Ref: Reference