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Table 3 Associations of patient delay with socio-demographic and clinical factors among TB patients attending Felegehiwot Referral Hospital in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

From: Time to first consultation, diagnosis and treatment of TB among patients attending a referral hospital in Northwest, Ethiopia

Variable N (%) Delayed (%) Crude odds ratio 95% CI Adjusted odds ratio 95% CI
Sex     
 Male 124 (61,7) 40 (32.3) 1 1
 Female 77 (38.3) 23 (29.9) 0.89 (0.5, 1.7) 0.5 (0.3, 1.1)
Age     
 15-34 133 (66.2) 39 (29.3) 1 1
 35-54 53 (26.4) 17 (32.1) 1.1 (0.6, 2.3) 0.8 (0.3, 1.9)
 >55 14 (7.0) 7 (50.0) 2.4 (0.8, 7.3) 2.2 (1.0, 8.5)
Marriage     
 Married 113 (56.2) 36 (31.9) 1 1
 Single 66 (32.8) 17 (25.8) 0.7 (0.3, 1.5) 0.7 (0.3, 1.7)
 Widowed 7 (3.5) 3 (42.9) 1.60 (0.3, 7.6) 3.9 (0.6, 26.2)
 Divorced 15 (7.5) 7 (46.7) 1.87 (0.6, 5.6) 2.6 (0.8, 8.9)
Residence     
 Urban 86 (42.8) 16 (18.6) 1 1
 Rural 115 (57.2) 47 (40.9) 3.02 (1.6, 5.8)* 3.4 (1.3, 8.9)*
Education     
 Below 8th grade 135 (67.2) 49 (36.3) 1 1
 Secondary 32 (15.9) 7 (21.9) 2.20 (0.9, 5.4) 0.6 (0.2, 2.1)
 College and above 34 (16.9) 7 (20.6) 1.08 (0.3, 3.5) 1.1 (0.3, 3.4)
Employment     
 Peasants 87 (43.3) 36 (41.4) 1 1
 Civil servant 20 (10.0) 2 (10.0) 0.16 (0.0, 0.7)* 0.3 (0.0, 2.4)
 Others 94 (46.8) 25 (26.6) 0.52 (0.3, 1.0) 1.3 (0.4, 3.8)
HIV serostatus     
 Negative 128 (63.7) 42 (32.8) 1 1
 positive 42 (20.9) 12 (28.6) 0.8 (0.4, 1.8) 1.7 (0.6, 4.4)
 Not known 31 (15.4) 9 (29.0) 1.8 (0.5, 1.9) 0.6 (0.2, 1.7)
Type of TB     
 Pulmonary 120 (59.7) 31 (25.8) 1 1
 Extrapulmonary 81 (40.3) 312 (39.5) 1.86 (1.0, 3.4)* 2.6 (1.3, 5.4)*
Income     
 Less than 300 birr§ 137 (68.2) 47 (34.3) 1 1
 Above 300 birr 64 (31.8) 16 (25.6) 0.6 (0.3, 1.2) 0.9 ( 0.4, 2.2)
  1. §300Birr = USD 16; *significantly associated.