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Table 3 Factors related to health system delay of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients of Bangladesh

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

   Univariate analysis (n = 200) Multivariable analysis (n = 200)
Variable Median Health system delay Coefficienta p* 95 % Confidence Interval Coefficienta p* p** 95 % Confidence Interval
     Lower Upper     Lower Upper
Gender           
 Male 51.5 Reference     Reference     
 Female 45 −21.9 0.01 −38.9 −4.9 −18.1 0.27   −50.4 14.2
Education         0.35   
 No education 43 Reference     Reference     
 Up to secondary level 50.5 4.1 0.70 −16.9 25.0 3.5 0.76   −18.7 25.7
 Higher secondary and above 54.5 58.0 0.13 −17.6 133.5 58.1 0.15   −20.3 136.5
Provider visited         0.003   
 DOTS centrec 45 Reference     Reference     
 Private practitioners 53 33.6 0.01 10.2 57.0 37.7 0.001   15.0 60.4
 Informal provider 59.5 23.4 0.12 −5.9 52.7 26.2 0.13   −8.0 60.5
Residence status           
 Rural 51 Reference     Reference     
 Urban 46 −1.3 0.89 −19.0 16.4 4.6 0.70   −19.1 28.2
Type of the patients         0.07   
 New TB patient 57 Reference     Reference     
 Cured, previously treated 45 −4.2 0.83 −41.4 33.0 21.8 0.40   −29.3 72.9
 Completed, previously treated 40.5 2.0 0.90 −30.1 34.0 16.5 0.54   −36.5 69.4
 Default, previously treated 51 2.0 0.91 −31.1 35.1 42.6 0.16   −16.7 101.9
 Failure, previously treated 54 27.4 0.14 −9.3 64.1 51.7 0.08   −5.3 108.7
 No outcome recorded, previously treated 56.5 5.1 0.79 −31.3 41.4 23.9 0.42   −34.0 81.7
Occupation         0.66   
 None 41.5 Reference     Reference     
 Service 51 34.7 0.02 5.4 64.0 17.1 0.34   −17.9 52.1
 Farmer 54 25.0 0.10 −4.8 54.8 32.8 0.16   −12.8 78.4
 Student 27 −15.3 0.14 −35.6 5.0 −21.7 0.56   −93.9 50.6
 Homemaker 49 14.4 0.25 −9.9 38.7 26.2 0.12   −6.8 59.1
 Factory worker 54 41.6 0.15 −15.0 98.2 36.6 0.32   −35.1 108.2
 Business 48.5 31.8 0.03 2.7 60.8 8.8 0.72   −38.6 56.2
 Self employed 70.5 43.9 0.07 −3.5 91.3 45.9 0.13   −13.7 105.4
 Transport worker 45.5 51.0 0.24 −33.8 135.8 45.1 0.31   −41.7 131.8
Age (years) - −0.02 0.95 −0.5 0.5 −0.3 0.36   −1.0 0.4
Income (BDT)b - 0.001 0.21 −0.001 0.003 0.0003 0.71   −0.001 0.002
  1. aRegression coefficients reflect adjusted difference in mean delay (days), while all other factors remain constant
  2. bIncome is in Bangladeshi taka (BDT), monthly. 1 USD =78 BDT approximately
  3. cDOTS centres are the NTP designated treatment centres for tuberculosis
  4. p*is the value that the regression coefficient is zero
  5. p**is the value form the omnibus test that all coefficients for that variable are zero