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Table 2 Median delay time stratified by new and recurrent TB

From: Factors associated with diagnostic delay in recurrent TB

Variables For new
TB (IQR)
P For recurrent TB (IQR) P
Gender
 Male 33(16–68) 0.004 73(22–234) 0.680
 Female 35(17–75)   72(27–250)  
Age
  ≤ 45 32(15–64) < 0.001 77(24–220) 0.511
 >45 38(18–84)   65(25–249)  
Household
 Local 34(16–70) < 0.001 72(24–243) 0.935
 Immigrant 48(22–92)   119(48–182)  
Occupation
 Others 32(14–66) < 0.001 118(30–266) 0.272
 Farmer 35(17–73)   61(21–225)  
TB source
 Contact check 9(6–14) < 0.001 0.079
 Health examination 14(5–33)   
 Referral 30(13–62)   35(12–168)  
 Active visit 35(18–74)   74(25–300)  
 Tracking 41(22–76)   128(36–201)  
 Recommendation 67(26–140)   337(31–914)  
Smear results
 Negative 33(16–67) < 0.001 92(26–220) 0.115
 Positive 38(18–86)   59(21–272)  
Type of facilities for TB diagnosis
 Hospital 31(14–69) 0.011 25(16–57) < 0.001
 TB dispensary 34(17–71)   75(26–254)