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Table 2 Treatment initiation in the different groups

From: Treatment initiation among tuberculosis patients: the role of short message service (SMS) technology and Ward-based outreach teams (WBOTs)

  UNIVARIABLE FINDINGS N = 209) aMULTIVARIABLE FINDINGS (N = 209)
  Unadjusted IRR Confidence Interval p-value Adjusted IRR Confidence Interval p-value
Treatment Initiation
Allocation group
SOC Ref      
SMS 1.12 0.99–1.28 0.066 1.15 1.02–1.31 0.026
  Unadjusted HR Confidence Interval p-value Adjusted HR Confidence Interval p-value
Time to Treatment Initiation (Day 29 censoring)
Allocation group
SOC Ref      
SMS 2.77 2.03–3.77 < 0.001 3.29 2.36–4.58 < 0.001
Time to Treatment Initiation (Day 3 censoring)
Allocation group
SOC Ref      
SMS 4.67 3.30–6.60 < 0.001 5.05 3.48–7.33 < 0.001
  1. aAdjusted for age, gender, employment status, TB test disclosure, history of TB contact, travel time to clinic, HIV status and severity of TB symptoms