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Table 5 Relationship of demographic and socio-economic factors with time delayed

From: Health seeking behaviour and delayed management of tuberculosis patients in rural Bangladesh

Variable   Accepted delay (<  45.6 days) Considerable Delay (≥ 45.6 days) OR (95% CI)
Age ≤ 44 66 (62.3%) 40 (37.7%) Ref.
>  44 124 (71.3%) 50 (28.7%) 0.66 (0.34–1.11)
Sex Male 145 (70.4%) 61 (29.6%) Ref.
Female 45 (60.8%) 29 (39.2%) 1.53 (0.88–2.66)
Religion Muslim 159 (66.0%) 82 (34.0%) Ref.
Hindu 31 (79.5%) 8 (20.5%) 0.51 (0.22–1.14)
Patient’s Occupation Unemployed 21 (80.8%) 5 (19.2%) Ref.
Employed 169 (66.5%) 85 (33.5%) 2.11 (0.77–5.80)
Patient’s Education Status Uneducated 94 (77.0%) 28 (23.0%) Ref.
Educated 96 (60.8%) 62 (39.2%) 2.17 (1.27–3.68)
Average monthly income ≤ 3500 82 (69.5%) 36 (30.5%) Ref.
>  3500 108 (66.7%) 54 (33.3%) 1.14 (0.68–1.90)
Receiving BCG vaccine No 165 (70.8%) 68 (29.2%) Ref.
Yes 25 (53.2%) 22 (46.8%) 2.13 (1.13–4.04)
Smoking No 60 (69.0%) 27 (31.0%) Ref.
Yes 130 (67.4%) 63 (32.6%) 1.08 (0.62–1.86)
Smoking duration ≤ 15 years 115 (69.7%) 50 (30.3%) Ref.
>  15 years 40 (34.8%) 35 (21.2%) 1.23 (0.74–2.04)
Family member who have TB No 144 (66.7%) 72 (33.3%) Ref.
Yes 46 (71.9%) 18 (28.1%) 0.78 (0.42–1.45)
Family member who had TB No 106 (65.0%) 57 (35.0%) Ref.
Yes 84 (71.8%) 33 (28.2%) 0.73 (0.43–1.22)
First Consultation Non- qualified person 90 (52.9%) 80 (47.1%) Ref.
Qualified person 77 (70.0%) 33 (30.0%) 0.48 (0.30–0.80)
Having knowledge and awareness about TB and free TB treatment No 19 (67.9%) 9 (32.1%) Ref.
Yes 171 (67.9%) 81 (32.1%) 1.00 (0.43–2.30)
Who referred at MUHC Self/Relative 29 (59.2%) 20 (40.8%) Ref.
Other 161 (69.7%) 70 (30.3%) 0.63 (0.33–1.19)
  1. OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, Ref. Reference, BCG Bacillus Calmette-Guerin, TB Tuberculosis, MUHC Matlab Upazila Health Complex