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Table 4 Bivariate and multivariable analysis on determinants of delayed diagnosis among pediatric cancer patients in Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 102)

From: Determinants of delayed diagnosis among pediatric cancer patients from Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia

Variables and categoryDelay DiagnosisCOR (95%CI)AOR (95%CI)
YesNo
Age of the child
  < 5 yrs9 (12.7%)13 (42%)11
 5 – 10 yrs22 (31%)6 (19.3%)5.3 (1.53–18.3) *2.19 (1.00–7.23)
  > 10 yrs40 (56.3%)12 (38.7%)4.81 (1.66–13.9) *4.01 (1.55–12) **
Residency
 Rural34 (47.9%)6 (19.3%)3.8 (1.40–10.46) *3.3 (1.24–10.24) **
 Urban37 (52.1%)25 (80.7%)11
Educational status of caregiver
 Educated40 (56.3%)28 (90.3%)11
 Uneducated31 (43.7%)3 (9.7%)7.23 (2.01–26) *3.4 (1.91–13.25) *
Monthly family income
  < 1000 ETB40 (56.3%)11 (35.4%)3.89 (1.45–10.46)*6.1 (1.76–7.23) **
 1000–3000 ETB17 (24%)5 (16.2)3.64 (1.06–12.5) *4.0 (0.2–39.9)
  > 3000 ETB14 (19.7%)15 (48.4)11
Health insurance
 Yes12 (16.9%)14 (45.2%)11
 No59 (83.1%)17 (54.8%)4.04 (1.58–10.37) *2.4 (1.50–3.50) *
Is cancer curable
 Yes32 (53.6%)24 (46.4%)11
 No38 (95.2%)4 (4.8%)2.8 (2.23–22.68) **2.7 (1.3–14.0) *
  1. NB. *P < 0.05, ** p < 0.001