Table 3

Factors associated with under-reporting to the National TB Information Management System within 6 months of TB diagnosis from nine counties in China in 2015

VariableTotalUnder-reporting n (%)Crude OR(95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Total56061 082 (19.3)
Age (years)
 <153621 (58.3)7.7 (3.9 to 15.3)*7.3 (3.6 to 14.9)*
 15–644178848 (20.3)1.4 (1.2 to 1.7)*1.2 (1.0 to 1.4)
 ≥651392213 (15.3)RefRef
Sex
 Female1688335 (19.8)1.1 (0.9 to 1.2)1.0 (0.9 to 1.20)
 Male3918747 (19.1)RefRef
Recording system†
 Health facilities3358601 (17.9)3.0 (2.3 to 3.7)*4.3 (3.4 to 5.5)*
 Social insurance systems896388 (43.3)10.3 (8.1 to 13.3)*22.4 (16.7 to 30.1)*
 Both135293 (6.9)RefRef
Type of TB
 Pleurisy271121 (44.6)3.7 (2.9 to 4.7)*4.5 (3.4 to 6.0)*
 PTB5335961 (18.0)RefRef
Region‡
 Eastern1719398 (23.2)2.8 (2.3 to 3.5)*6.0 (4.7 to 7.7)*
 Central2573556 (21.6)2.6 (2.1 to 3.1)*2.3 (1.8 to 2.9)*
 Western1314128 (9.7)RefRef
  • *Statistically significant.

  • †Source of information on TB diagnosis.

  • ‡Based on socioeconomic development level: high level in eastern region, medium level in central region and low level in western region.

  • PTB, pulmonary TB; TB, tuberculosis.