Table 2

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

PD >30 days %OR (95% CI)P-value*aOR (95% CI)P-value*
Foreign-born
 No†29.11.000.069
 Yes40.61.67 (0.96 to 2.89)
Knowledge of TB as infectious disease0.091
 No†27.81.00
 Yes39.11.66 (0.92 to 3.00)
Knowledge of how TB is diagnosed0.051
 No†28.71.00
 Yes41.31.75 (0.99 to 3.07)
Stigma 0.001 0.034
 <Median†24.8 1.00 1.00
 >Median46.5 2.64 (1.51 to 4.61) 2.30 (1.06 to 4.98)
Pay for transportation to reach the health centre <0.001 0.012
 No†23.5 1.00 1.00
 Yes49.4 3.18 (1.77 to 5.73) 2.66 (1.24 to 5.74)
Did you think you had TB?0.09
 No†33.81.00
 Yes52.42.15 (0.87 to 5.31)
Close distance to the first visit place 0.018 0.037
 Yes†21.9 1.00 1.00
 No39.2 2.30 (1.15 to 4.62) 2.46 (1.05 to 5.74)
Weight loss <0.001 <0.001
  No†22.5 1.00 1.00
 Yes56.2 4.41 (2.48 to 7.83) 4.66 (2.16 to 10.05)
Tiredness/weakness 0.001
 No†25.8 1.00
 Yes45.9 2.44 (1.40 to 4.25)
Chest pain 0.026 0.031
 No†31.4 1.00 1.00
 Yes47.5 1.97 (1.08 to 3.61) 2.67 (1.24 to 6.49)
Chronic diseases 0.009
 No†29.6 1.00
 Yes47.8 2.17 (1.21 to 3.90)
  • *P <0.05 are indicated in bold.

  • †Reference category

  • aOR, adjusted OR; PD, patient delay; TB, tuberculosis.