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Table 2 Subgroup analysis of studies included in meta-analysis on patient delay in diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Ethiopia (n = 12)

From: Patient delay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Subgroup

Number of included studies

Random effects (95%CI)

Test of heterogeneity (I2)

p- value

By region

 Amhara

6

26.8 (20.9–32.6)

90.6%

< 0.001

 SNNPR

2

27.2 (22.3–32.0)

81.9%

< 0.001

 Addis Ababa

1

17.0 (15.0–18.9)

_

 

 Oromiya

1

15.0 (12.7–17.3)

_

 

 Afar

1

20.0 (14.6–25.4)

_

 

 Tigray

1

30.0 (26.6–33.4)

 

By publication year

 Before 2015

5

25.8 (21.6–29.9)

71.5%

< 0.001

 After 2015

7

24.3 (18.0–30.5)

97.8%

< 0.001

By sample size

  < 384

6

23.8 (18.7–28.9)

90.2%

< 0.001

  ≥ 384

6

25.9 (19.3–32.5)

97.5%

< 0.001

 Overall

 

24.6 (20.8–28.4)

94.9%