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Table 4 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 = 184) aMULTIVARIABLE FINDINGS (N = 184)
  Unadjusted IRR Confidence Interval p-value Adjusted IRR Confidence Interval p-value
Treatment Initiation
Allocation group    
SOC Ref      
SMS 1.20 1.00–1.45 0.048 1.21 1.00–1.47 0.049
WBOTs 1.01 0.81–1.25 0.956 0.98 0.78–1.24 0.883
  Unadjusted HR Confidence Interval p-value Adjusted HR Confidence Interval p-value
Time to Treatment Initiation (Day 29 censoring)
Allocation group    
SOC Ref      
SMS 3.27 2.17–4.93 < 0.001 3.53 2.27–5.48 < 0.001
WBOTs 1.14 0.75–1.73 0.531 1.11 0.71–1.72 0.657
Time to Treatment Initiation (Day 3 censoring)
Allocation group    
SOC Ref      
SMS 4.61 2.99–7.10 < 0.001 4.71 2.98–7.45 < 0.001
WBOTs 1.47 0.96–2.23 0.076 1.40 0.88–2.23 0.151
  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