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Table 2 Factors associated with patient delay among pulmonary Tuberculosis patients in pastoralist community, Bale zone, April 2011

From: Treatment delay among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in pastoralist communities in Bale Zone, Southeast Ethiopia

Patient characteristics Patient delay COR(95%CI) AOR¥ (95%CI)
Yes*(%) No (%)
Sex Female 52(92.9) 4(7.1) 2.3(0.69-7.67) 0.44(.11-1.78)
Male 62(84.9) 11(15.1) 1.00 1.00
Residence Rural 90(92.8) 7(7.2) 4.3(1.40-13.00) 5.1(1.39-18.90)
Urban 24(75) 8(25) 1.00 1.00
Place of first visit Traditional healer, Drug shops, private clinic and health post 92(96.8) 3(3.2) 16.7(4.34-64.39) 12.2(2.80-53.11)
Health Center and Hospital 22(64.7) 12(35.3) 1.00 1.00
Marital status Married 89(90.8) 9(9.2) 2.4(0.77-7.3) 1.4(0.31-5.87)
Un married 25(80.6) 6(19.4) 1.00 1. 00
Educational status Illiterate 88(92.6) 7(7.4) 3.9(1.28-11.60) 2.7(1.22-9.73)
Literate 26(81.3) 8(18.7) 1.00 1.00
Family income (Birr) ≤ 100 per month 11(84.6) 2(15.4) 1.2(.098-`14.69) 0.3(.02-9.42)
100 to 300 per month 43(82.6) 9(17.4) .48(.094-2.41) 0.03(0.04-2.63)
300to 500 per month 39(92.8) 3(7.2) 1.3(0.20-8.42) 0.4(0.04-4.93)
>500 per month 20(90.9) 2(9.1) 1.00 1.00
Distance from the HF to home >10 Km 85(92.4) 7(7.6) 3.4(1.12-10.05) 2.5(1.01-9.44)
≤10 Km 29(73.4) 8(26.6) 1.00 1.00
Smoking Non-smoker 65(83.3) 13(16.7) 1.00 1.00
Current smoker 49(96.1) 2(3.9) 4.9(1.06-22.74) 3.5(0.64-18.50)
Level of severity before first visit to health facility Working full time 20(95.2) 1(4.8) 3.4(0.67-66.82) 2.2(0.37-12.90)
Working some times 65(98.5) 1(1.5) 11.4(2.37-54.39) 15.1(2.84-80.37)
Bedridden 31(73.8) 11(26.2) 1.00 1.00
Sold their assets to go health facility beforefirst visit Yes 67(91.8) 6(8.2) 8.4(1.78-19.5) 6.67(3.81-11.99)
  No 49(89.1) 6(10.9) 1.00 1.00
  1. Patient delay: ≥ 2 weeks, COR = Crude Odds Ration, AOR = Adjusted Odds Ratio, ¥ adjusted for variables in the table.