Table 2

Number of days to registration in the National TB Information Management System after TB diagnosis among patients registered in nine counties in China in 2015

Variablesn (%)Median (IQR: Q1, Q3)
Total4524 (100.0)3 (11: 1, 12)
Age (years)
 <1515 (0.3)3 (33: 0, 33)
 15–643330 (73.6)3 (11: 1, 12)
 ≥651179 (26.1)3 (12: 1, 13)
Sex
 Female1353 (29.9)3 (12: 1, 13)
 Male3171 (70.1)3 (10: 1, 11)
Recording system
 Health facilities2757 (60.9)4 (13: 1, 14)
 Social insurance systems508 (11.2)1 (4: 0, 4)
 Both1259 (27.8)3 (7: 1, 8)
Type of TB*
 Sputum-negative/unknown PTB2987 (66.0)3 (12: 1, 13)
 Pleurisy150 (3.3)2 (9: 0, 9)
 Sputum-positive PTB1387 (30.7)3 (1, 10)
TB treatment category
 Previously treated406 (9.0)5 (18: 1, 19)
 New4118 (91.0)3 (10: 1, 11)
Region
 Eastern1321 (29.2)3 (10: 1, 11)
  Danyang, Jiangsu419 (9.3)2 (6: 0, 6)
  Minhang, Shanghai522 (11.5)8 (21: 2, 23)
  Jiangshan, Zhejiang380 (8.4)3 (3: 1, 4)
 Central2017 (44.6)3 (13: 0, 13)
  Weishi, Henan667 (14.7)9 (28: 2, 30)
  Wuchang, Heilongjiang701 (15.5)0 (1: 0, 1)
  Qiaokou, Hubei649 (14.3)6 (11: 4, 15)
 Western1186 (26.2)3 (8: 1, 9)
  Pingguo, Guangxi358 (7.9)4 (15: 1, 16)
  Jiangyou, Sichuan664 (14.7)3 (5: 1, 6)
  Dongchuan, Yunnan164 (3.6)1 (6: 0, 6)
  • *Sputum smear status for PTB was available in TB Information Management System (TBIMS) for all patients registered for treatment.

  • †TB treatment category was available in TBIMS for all patients registered for treatment.

  • PTB, pulmonary TB; Q1, first quartile; Q3, third quartile; TB, tuberculosis.