Table 2: Associations between general characteristics, disease exposure and delayed diagnosis and standard treatment (n=220).

Characteristics Types of Delayed Diagnosis p-value Types of Delayed Treatment p-value
24-48 hr 48-72 hr >72 hr 24-48 hr 48-72 hr >72 hr
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
    Age in years
  15 - 35 54 (42.5) 35 (27.6) 38 (29.9) 0.001* 52 (40.9) 31 (24.4) 44 (34.6) 0.009*
  >35 20 (23) 24 (25.3) 49 (51.7) 20 (21.5) 23 (24.7) 50 (53.8)
     Sex
  Male 41 (29.5) 33 (23.7) 65 (46.8) 0.016* 41 (29.5) 28 (20.1) 70 (50.4) 0.005*
  Female 33 (40.7) 26 (32.1) 22 (27.2) 31 (38.3) 26 (32.1) 24 (29.6)
    Education
  Low education 36 (21.1) 50 (29.2) 85 (49.7) < 0.001* 34 (19.9) 45 (26.3) 92 (53.8) < 0.001*
  High education 38 (77.6) 9 (18.4) 2 (4.1) 38 (77.6) 9 (18.4) 2 (4.1)
    Marital status
  Single 39 (51.3) 16 (21.1) 21 (27.6) < 0.001* 39 (51.3) 15 (19.7) 22 (50) < 0.001*
  Married 35 (24.3) 43 (29.9) 66 (45.8) 33 (22.9) 39 (27.1) 72 (50)
    Occupation
Forest related work 27 (23.1) 29 (24.8) 61 (52.1) <0.001* 27 (23.1) 25 (21.4) 65 (55.5) < 0.001*
Non-forest related work 47 (45.6) 30 (29.1) 26 (25.2) 45 (43.5) 29 (28.2) 29 (28.2)
 Monthly family income
< 200,000 Kyats 20 (27.8) 19 (26.4) 33 (45.8) NS 19 (26.4) 18 (25) 35 (48.6) NS
> 200,000 Kyats 54 (36.5) 40 (27) 54 (36.5) 53 (35.8) 36 (24.3) 59 (39.9)
 Live near forested area (< 1mile)
Yes 15 (33.3) 11 (24.4) 19 (42.2) NS 13 (28.9) 12 (26.7) 20 (44.4) NS
No 59 (33.7) 48 (27.4) 68 (38.9) 59 (33.7) 42 (24) 74 (42.3)
 Experiences in health related field
Yes 1 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) NS 1 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) NS
No 73 (33.3) 59 (26.9) 87 (39.7) 71 (32.4) 54 (24.7) 94 (42.9)
 Previous attempt of malaria
Yes 3 (50) 2 (33.3) 1 (16.7) NS 3 (50) 2 (33.3) 1 (16.7) NS
No 71(33.2) 57 (26.6) 86 (40.2) 69 (32.2) 52 (24.3) 93 (43.5)

*Significance at p<0.05, Degree of freedom for chi-square test=1, NS=non-significant.

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