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Table 4 Logistic regression analysis of factors* associated with sputum smear** conversion at two weeks of treatment

From: Smear microscopy and culture conversion rates among smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients by HIV status in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Variable OR (95% CI) P value
Males 0.49 (0.31 - 0.78) 0.002
HIV positive 1.50 (0.97 - 2.31) 0.07
  1. *factors adjusted for were sex, HIV status, age, past history of using anti-TB and education level regardless of their P value
  2. **Ziehl Neelsen and auramine staining gave identical results
  3. OR = odds ratio
  4. CI = Confidence Interval