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Table 1 Patient and health system delay before registration among transferred out migrant patients with TBa, stratified by their socio-demographic characteristics, China, 2014–2015

From: Patient and health system delays before registration among migrant patients with tuberculosis who were transferred out in China

Characteristics Total patients (n = 7284) Patient delay (n = 7275) Health system diagnosis delay (n = 7283) Health system treatment delay (n = 7270) Diagnosis delay (n = 7269) Health system delay (n = 7275) Total delay (n = 7262)
N (%) Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Total 7284 (100) 16(6,34) 1 (0, 5) 0(0,0) 21(10,40) 2(0,6) 22(11,41)
Age group (in years)
  < 15 33 (0.5) 14(5,30) 2(0,3) 0(0,1) 19(10,32) 2(1,3) 19(10,32)
 15–44 4261 (58.5) 15(4,33) 1(0,6) 0(0,0) 20(9,40) 2(0,6) 21(10,41)
 45–64 2126 (29.2) 19(7,35) 2(0,5) 0(0,0) 23(11,42) 2(0,5) 23(12,43)
  > =65 864 (11.8) 18(8,34) 2(0,5) 0(0,0) 23(12,39) 2(0,5) 23(12,40)
Gender
 Male 5107 (70.1) 15(5,33) 1(0,5) 0(0,0) 21(10,39) 2(0,5) 21(10,40)
 Female 2177 (29.9) 17(6,37) 2(0,5) 0(0,0) 23(11,44) 2(0,6) 23(12,44)
Occupation
 Studying 492 (6.8) 9(2,26) 2(0,8) 0(0,1) 17(8,31) 3(1,9) 18(8,32)
 Farmers and herdsmen 2321 (31.8) 22(7,37) 2(0,4) 0(0,0) 27(12,42) 2(0,5) 28(12,42)
 Semi-skilled employee 107 (1.5) 10(1,31) 3(0,11) 0(0,0) 21(7,42) 3(0,11) 21(7,42)
 Salaried employee 1294 (17.7) 14(5,32) 1(0,5) 0(0,0) 20(9,39) 1(0,5) 20(9,39)
 Non-salaried employee 290 (4.0) 14(4,37) 1(0,4) 0(0,0) 20(10,42) 2(0,6) 20(10,43)
 Unemployed 2328 (32.0) 14(5,33) 1(0,6) 0(0,1) 19(10,40) 2(0,6) 20(11,40)
 Others 452 (6.2) 20(8,42) 1(0,5) 0(0,0) 27(13,55) 2(0,6) 28(14,59)
Permanent residence
 Within prefecture 4871 (66.9) 16(7,32) 2(0,5) 0(0,0) 21(11,38) 2(0,5) 21(11,38)
 Within province 557 (7.6) 19(5,53) 1(0,4) 0(0,0) 26(10,60) 1(0,5) 26(10,62)
 Out of province 1856 (25.5) 15(3,37) 1(0,6) 0(0,0) 22(9,48) 1(0,7) 22(9,49)
  1. Few dates missing for some patients, hence total assessed for each type of delay may not be 7284
  2. TB tuberculosis, PTB pulmonary tuberculosis, IQR interquartile range
  3. aregistered in web-based TB information management system