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Table 3 Time to a new consultation after the onset of cough according to the variables that remained in the multivariate model

From: Associated factors for treatment delay in pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV-infected individuals: a nested case-control study

Cough 1stconsultation (days) N Median Mean SD p-value
Systemic Symptoms      
None 32 30 43,59 7,53 0,8264*
1* symptom 50 41 63,78 11,90  
2* symptoms 70 36 52,01 6,11  
3* symptoms 60 38 65,7 10,30  
Use of Illicit Drugs      
Yes 70 35 63,01 9,98 0,6670**
No 139 31 54,5 5,02  
Chest Pain      
Yes 64 57 60,88 6,97 0,2620**
No 128 34 56,19 6,31  
Sputum smear      
Positive 62 34 59,4 10,34 0,9822*
Negative 91 34 56,18 6,50  
Not performed 44 30 53,64 8,99  
  1. * Kruskal-Wallis test.
  2. ** Mann–Whitney.