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Table 5 Results of linear regression (with LASSO regularization) models of delay spent in visits to non-TB providers

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

Model R2: 0.27
Variable Estimate
Experienced, or was concerned about, coughing blood or chest pain −3.63
Experienced, or was concerned about, malaise −3.96
Sought care for bone or joint pain 21.98
Sought care for coughing blood or chest pain 0.73
Evaluation for TB due to night sweats or fever −0.53
Knows coughing blood or chest pain is a symptom of TB −3.32
Knows appetite loss or weight loss is a symptom of TB − 0.78
Received cough medication 5.03
Suspected illness was TB −4.10
Someone other than participant expressed concern about symptoms −1.18
Bought supplements −4.51
Age (years) 0.04
Marital status - currently married/cohabiting −0.06
TB episode - first episode −0.05
Total cost of reaching carea 7.85
  1. aUGX, Ugandan Shillings. In the study year, 2017, the conversion rate for 1 US dollar was 3616.24 UGX