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Table 2 Results of bivariate linear regression for significant (p < 0.05) predictors in models of community contact delay

From: Community drivers of tuberculosis diagnostic delay in Kampala, Uganda: a retrospective cohort study

Variable Estimate Pr(>|t|) 95% CI
Proportion of contacts in non-TB provider category (10% increments)a 1.20 0.0002 (0.57,1.82)
Number of times cough medication received 11.35 0.0005 (5.07, 17.63)
Total cost for careb 10.87 0.0009 (4.56, 17.18)
Suspected illness was TB −16.36 0.0143 (−29.33, −3.40)
Received cough medication 40.61 0.0001 (20.10, 61.12)
Cough disrupted daytime activity 17.98 0.0070 (5.05, 30.91)
Knows appetite loss or weight loss is symptom of TB −18.45 0.0197 (−33.82, −3.07)
Knows coughing blood or chest pain is symptom of TB −14.23 0.0306 (−27.04, −1.43)
Experienced, or was concerned about, bone or joint pain 21.32 0.0032 (7.34, 35.29)
Sought care for bone or joint pain 39.27 0.0118 (8.98, 69.56)
Evaluated for TB due to bone or joint pain 25.67 0.0436 (0.90, 50.44)
Evaluated for TB due to night sweats or fever −15.15 0.0217 (−27.98, −2.32)
  1. aCoefficient should be read as the increase in delay days associated with each increase of 0.1 in the proportion of contacts that belong in the non-TB provider category
  2. bUGX, Ugandan Shillings. In the study year, 2017, the conversion rate for 1 US dollar was 3616.24 UGX