The magnitude and factors associated with delays in management of smear positive tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


OBJECTIVE To assess the magnitude and factors responsible for delay in TB management. DESIGN A cross sectional hospital based survey in Dar es Salaam region, May 2006. RESULTS We interviewed 639 TB patients. A total of 78.4% of patients had good knowledge on TB transmission. Only 35.9% had good knowledge on the symptoms. Patient delay was observed in 35… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-8-158


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