Table 4

Risk analysis for total delay (univariate and logistic regression analysis)

TOTD >45 days %OR (95% CI)P-value*aOR (95% CI)P-value*
Foreign-born0.091
 No†561.00
 Yes440.62 (0.35 to 1.08)
Knowledge of TB as infectious disease 0.012 -−
 No†37.1 1.00
 Yes55.8 2.14 (1.18 to 3.88)
Pay for transportation 0.004 0.047
 No†40.5 1.00 1.00
 Yes62.3 2.43 (1.32 to 4.46) 2.10 (1.01 to 4.35)
Close distance to the first visit place 0.003 0.006
 Yes†32.8 1.00 1.00
 No56.9 2.71 (1.38 to 5.31) 3.09 (1.38 to 6.90)
Cough>3 weeks 0.038
 No†60.3 1.00
 Yes44.5 0.53 (0.29 to 0.97)
Sputum with blood 0.005 0.001
 No†53.5 1.00 1.00
 Yes25 0.29 (0.12 to 0.72) 0.12 (0.03 to 0.43)
Weight loss 0.004 0.003
 No†41.9 1.00 1.00
 Yes63.4 2.40 (1.32 to 4.36) 3.55 (1.56 to 8.09)
Prior unspecific treatment 0.003 0.026
 No†37.4 1.00 1.00
 Yes57.4 2.26 (1.32 to 3.89) 2.55 (1.18 to 5.82)
Repeated visits with the same provider 0.029 0.012
 No†53.6 1.00 1.00
 Yes34.1 0.45 (0.22 to 0.93) 0.29 (0.11 to 0.76)
  • *P<0.05 are indicated in bold.

  • †Reference category.

  • aOR, adjusted OR; TB, tuberculosis; TOTD, total delay.