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Table 3 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 = 123) aMULTIVARIABLE FINDINGS (N = 123)
  Unadjusted IRR Confidence Interval p-value Adjusted IRR Confidence Interval p-value
Treatment Initiation
Allocation group
SOC Ref      
WBOTs 1.01 0.81–1.25 0.956 0.97 0.76–1.25 0.830
  Unadjusted HR Confidence Interval p-value Adjusted HR Confidence Interval p-value
Time to Treatment Initiation (Day 29 censoring)
Allocation group
SOC Ref      
WBOTs 1.18 0.78–1.79 0.434 1.11 0.70–1.77 0.654
Time to Treatment Initiation (Day 3 censoring)
Allocation group
SOC Ref      
WBOTs 1.59 1.04–2.43 0.033 1.64 0.98–2.73 0.059
  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