Table 4

Factors associated with delayed (≥7 days) treatment registration among patients diagnosed with TB reported to the National TB Information Management System from nine counties in China in 2015

CharacteristicsTotalDelayed registration n (%)Crude OR
(95% CI)
Adjusted OR
(95% CI)
Total4 5241 416 (31.3)
Age (years)
 <15156 (40)1.4 (0.5 to 4.0)1.2 (0.4 to 3.5)
 15–643 3301 032 (31.0)1.0 (0.8 to 1.1)0.9 (0.8 to 1.1)
 ≥651 179378 (32.1)RefRef
Sex
 Female1 353429 (31.7)1.0 (0.9 to 1.2)1.0 (0.9 to 1.2)
 Male3 171987 (31.1)RefRef
Recording system†
 Heath facilities2 757997 (36.2)1.6 (1.4 to 1.9)1.7 (1.4 to 2.0)*
 Social insurance systems50897 (19.1)0.7 (0.5 to 0.9)0.7 (0.5 to 0.9)*
 Both1 259322 (25.6)RefRef
Type of TB
 Sputum-negative/unknown PTB2 987966 (32.3)1.2 (1.0 to 1.3)1.2 (1.1 to 1.5)*
 Pleurisy15045 (30.0)1.0 (0.7 to 1.5)1.2 (0.8 to 1.7)
 Sputum-positive PTB1 387405 (29.2)RefRef
TB treatment category
 Previously treated406167 (41.1)1.6 (1.3 to 2.0)1.7 (1.4 to 2.1)*
 New4 1181249 (30.3)RefRef
Region‡
 Eastern1 321416 (31.5)1.2 (1.0 to 1.5)1.2 (1.1 to 1.5)*
 Central2 017677 (33.6)1.3 (1.2 to 1.6)1.2 (1.0 to 1.4)
 Western1 186323 (27.2)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.