You are viewing the site in preview mode

Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Patient and health system delay before registration among transferred out migrant patients with TBa, stratified by their clinical and programmatic 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)
Classification
 PTB smear positive 2440 (33.5) 20(7,49) 1(0,4) 0(0,0) 24(11,57) 2(0,5) 25(11,59)
 PTB smear negative 4324 (59.4) 15(4,32) 2(0,6) 0(0,0) 20(10,37) 2(0,6) 21(10,38)
 PTB smear status unknown 34 (0.5) 22(7,47) 3(1,6) 0(0,0) 32(14,73) 4(1,8) 32(22,73)
 Pleurisy 483 (6.6) 15(7,30) 2(0,6) 0(0,1) 20(12,32) 2(1,6) 20(13,32)
 EPTB 3 (< 0.1) 25(17,74) 0(0,0) 0(0,1) 25(17,74) 0(0,1) 25(18,74)
Category
 New 6915 (94.9) 16(5,34) 1(0,5) 0(0,0) 21(10,40) 2(0,6) 22(11,41)
 Retreated 369 (5.1) 19(8,41) 2(0,4) 0(0,1) 23(12,46) 2(0,5) 23(13,48)
HIV
 Positive 9 (0.1) 31(20,57) 2(0,10) 0(0,0) 44(29,59) 2(0,11) 44(29,59)
 Negative 2864 (39.3) 14(6,33) 2(1,7) 0(0,1) 20(11,40) 3(1,8) 21(12,41)
 Unknownb 4411 (60.6) 18(6,35) 1(0,4) 0(0,0) 22(10,40) 1(0,4) 23(10,41)
Registered in referral hospital
 Yes 4153 (57.0) 17(7,33) 2(1,5) 0(0,0) 22(11,38) 2(1,6) 23(11,39)
 No 3131 (43.0) 15(4,36) 1(0,5) 0(0,0) 21(9,44) 1(0,6) 21(10,46)
  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, EPTB extrapulmonary tuberculosis, HIV human immunodeficiency virus, IQR interquartile range
  3. aregistered in web-based TB information management system
  4. bTB examinations were routinely carried out in all new or follow up HIV/AIDS patients nationwide while TB patients were screened with HIV tests only in selected high HIV epidemic counties