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Table 1 Summary of demography and clinical characteristics of patients with recurrent TB (n = 864)

From: Factors associated with diagnostic delay in recurrent TB

Variables Recurrent TB
(n)
Total
(N)
Proportion
(%)
P
Gender
 Male 517 8029 6.4 0.815
 Female 347 5305 6.5  
Age
  ≤ 45 304 7322 4.2 <0.001
  > 45 560 6012 9.3  
Household
 Local 850 12,669 6.7 <0.001
 Immigrant 14 665 2.1  
Occupation
 Others 207 4461 4.6 <0.001
 Farmer 657 8873 7.4  
TB source
 Contact check 1 74 1.4 <0.001
 Health examination 0 243 0.0  
 Referral 166 3748 4.4  
 Active visit for symptoms 495 6765 7.3  
 Tracking 172 2182 7.9  
 Recommendation 30 322 9.3  
Smear results
 Negative 462 9110 5.1 <0.001
 Positive 402 4224 9.5  
Type of facilities for TB diagnosis
 Hospital 35 1510 2.3 <0.001
 TB dispensary 829 11,824 7.0