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Table 1 Socidemographic characteristics and delays to treatment in southwest Ethiopia January to December 2015

From: Delays to treatment initiation is associated with tuberculosis treatment outcomes among patients on directly observed treatment short course in Southwest Ethiopia: a follow-up study

Variable Total delay(days) P value Total N(%)
> 30 (Exposed) N = 574 <=30 (Non exposed) N = 161
n(%) n(%)
Gender Male 345(60.1) 102(63.4) 0.6 447(60.8)
Female 229(39.9) 59(36.6) 288(39.2)
Age group (years) 18–34 389(67.8) 114(70.8) 0.04 503(68.4)
35–65 173(30.1) 43(26.7) 216(29.4)
> 65 12(2.1) 4(2.5) 16(2.2)
Residence Urban 280(48.9) 88(54.7) 0.7 368(50.1)
Rural 294(51.1) 73(45.3) 367(49.9)
Marital status Never married 208(36.2) 67(41.6) 0.3 275(37.4)
Currently married 315(54.8) 89(55.3) 404(55.0)
Divorced/widowed 51(9) 5(3.1) 56(7.6)
Educational status Illiterate 168(29.3) 44(27.3) 0.2 212(28.8)
Completed primary 309(53.8) 80(49.7) 389(52.9)
Secondary & above 97(16.9) 37(23.0) 134(18.2)
Occupation Employed 134(23.3) 38(23.6) 0.01 172(23.4)
Farming 163(28.4) 53(32.9) 216(29.4)
Unskilled work a 42(7.3) 9(5.6) 51(6.9)
Dependents b 235(40.9) 61(37.9) 296(40.3)
  1. ahousemaid, daily laborer, bstudents, housewife