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Table 2 Steps and time to diagnosis by patients’ clinical characteristics

From: Four Degrees of Separation: Social Contacts and Health Providers Influence the Steps to Final Diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis Patients in Urban Uganda

Characteristics Total number of patients Steps to diagnosis (Median, IQR) P-value Days to diagnosis (Median, IQR) P-value
Overall 294 4 (3,7)   70 (28,140)  
TB treatment category      
 New 224 5 (3,8)   84 (42,168)  
 Retreatment 70 3 (3,4) <0.0001a 46 (26,84) <0.0001a
HIV Status      
 Positive 96 4 (3,6)   17 (6,60)  
 Negative 184 4 (3,8)   42 (16,118)  
 Unknown 14 5 (4,7) 0.081b 59 (20,90) 0.0004b
  1. aWilcoxon Rank-sum test: p-value for comparison of two-sample medians
  2. bKruskal-Wallis rank test p-value for comparison of two or more sample medians