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Table 2 Delays in treatment among the multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients of Bangladesh (n = 207)

From: Health system delay in treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients in Bangladesh

  Median IQR Mean SD
Health System delay (weeks) 7.1 8.6 (4.6–13.3) 10.5 11.25
Provider delay (weeks) 4 6 (2–8) 6.8 9.6
Diagnostic delay (days) 5 6 (1–7) 5.9 8.1
Treatment initiation delay (days) 10 17 (6–23) 20.5 28.9
  1. Health system delay includes the provider delay, diagnostic delay and treatment initiation delay
  2. Diagnostic delay includes the patients who had the rapid tests such as Gene Xpert and or LPA
  3. Diagnostic delay, provider delay and health system delay had 3, 4 and 7 missing values, respectively
  4. Standard deviation (SD), Interquartile range (IQR)