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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of new patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Medellín, Colombia, May–September 2017

From: Delays in diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis within a context of medium incidence, Medellín, Colombia, 2017: an operational research

Sociodemographic characteristicsTotalPDHSD
n (%)Me [IQR]Me [IQR]
183 (100)35 [14–84]27 [7–89]
Age (years)a37[27–54]
Age (years)
  < 60149(81.42)35[16–84]24[8–78]
  ≥ 6034(18.58)39.5[14–78]32.5[6–92]
Gender
 Female96(52.46)30[14–64]32.5[8–88]
 Male87(47.54)48[15–91]19[7–91]
Educational level
 Basic-medium122(66.67)48[21–91]25[7–73]
 Superior61(33.33)28[9–54]33[8–114]
Marital status
 Married-common-law71(38.80)33[14–65]50[11–113]
 Single-separated-widowed112(61.20)36.5[16–92]17[7–63]
Socioeconomic level
 Medium-high23(12.57)27[7–41]29[13–93]
 Low160(87.43)39.5[17–89]26.5[7–88]
Health insurance
 Subsidized70(38.25)61[30–106]13[5–37]
 Others113(61.75)29[14–61]45[11–110]
Work status
 Unemployed126(68.85)46.5[19–90]23[7–92]
 Employed57(31.15)28[12–61]33[11–73]
Homelessb
 No177(96.72)35[14–84]29[8–91]
 Yes6(3.28)63[35–106]7[3–13]
Health worker
 No172(93.99)36.5[15–86]27[7–90]
 Yes11(6.01)21[5–41]20[11–75]
  1. PD patient delay; HSD health system delay; Me median; IQR interquartile range
  2. aMedian [interquartile range]
  3. bInstitutionalized in the municipal shelter
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