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Table 3 Factors associated with provider 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 Provider delay COR (95%CI) AOR ¥(95%CI)
Yes** (%) NO (%)
Gender Female 47(83.9) 9(6.1) 1.59(.65-3.88) 1.28(.40-4.06)
Male 56(76.7) 17(23.3) 1.00 1. 00
Residence Rural 83(85.6) 14(14.4) 3.74(1.49-9.38) 2.87(1.01-8.10)
Urban 19(61.3) 12(38.7) 1.00 1.00
Marital status Married 77(78.6) 21(21.4) 0.71(0.24-2.06) 0.39(.09-1.74)
Un married 26(83.9) 5(16.1) 1.00 1.00
Educational level Illiterate 80(84.2) 15(15.8) 2.55(1.03-6.31) 3.47(1.16-10.30)
Literate 23(67.6) 11(32.4) 1.00 1.00
Family income (Birr) ≤ 100 per month 11(84.6) 2(15.4) 0.87(.13-6.03) .54(.04-7.47)
100 to 300 per month 42(80.7) 10(19.3) . 66(.166-2.67) .46(.08-2.56)
300 to 500 per month 31(73.8) 11(26.2) .45(.11-1.80) .47(.09-2.50)
>500 per month 19(86.4) 3(13.6) 1.00 1.00
Distance from the facility >10KM 77(83.7) 15(6.3) 2.17(.89-5.32) 1.41(0.42-4.71)
≤10KM 26(72.3) 11(27.7) 1.00 1.00
Level of severity before illness Working full time 17(80.9) 4(9.1) 3.9(1.21-5.95) 2.18(1.13-4.32)
Working some times 52(78.8) 14(21.2) 3.4(.22-7.76) 2.48 (.15-4.32)
Bedridden 22(52.4) 20(47.6) 1.00 1.00
Tuberculosis patient contact Yes 29(93.5) 2(6.5) 4.7(1.04-21.18) 2.73(0.21-14.62)
No 74(75.5) 24(24.5) 1.00 1.00
*Types of different health service provider contact till start of AntiTB treatment ≤ 2 types 22(53.7) 19(46.3) 1.00 1.00
> 2 types 76(86.4) 12(13.6) 5.4(1.54-9.21) 3.2(1.2-7.86)
Types of health facility first visited by patients Health Center/Government hospital 35(48.6) 37(51.4) 1.00 1.00
  Health post /private clinic /drug shop 53(94.6) 3(5.4) 18.7(12.46-28.84) 19. 7(12.63-34.52)
  1. * Doesn’t include repeated visits patients made to one health provider, ** Provider delay: ≥ 1 week. COR = Crude Odds Ration, AOR = Adjusted Odds Ratio, ¥ adjusted for variables in the table.