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Table 5 Association of socio-demographic characteristics with TST and QFTGIT positivity

From: Community-based cross-sectional survey of latent tuberculosis infection in Afar pastoralists, Ethiopia, using QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube and tuberculin skin test

  TST   QFTGIT  
Characteristic COR (95%, CI) AOR (95%, CI) COR (95%, CI) AOR (95%, CI)
Gender:     
   Female Reference Reference Reference Reference
   Male 1.9 (1.3 - 2.7) 1.8 (1.2- 2.7) 1.1(0.8 - 1.5) 1.2 (0.8 - 1.7)
Age (years):     
   18-29 Reference Reference Reference Reference
   30-44 1.1 (0.7- 1.6) 1.1 (0.7 - 1.7) 1.4 (0.9 - 2.0) 0.8 (0.5 - 1.4)
   45-60 0.7 (0.4 - 1.2) 0.8 (0.4 - 1.3) 1.7 (1.1- 2.7) 1.3 (0.7 - 2.4)
   61+ 1.7(0.5 - 6.5) 1.8 (0.4 - 7.1) 2.4 (0.5 - 11.7) 1.4 (0.2 -8.2)
Marital status:     
Married: Reference Reference Reference Reference
Unmarried: 1.3 (0.8 - 2.0) 0.9 (0.5 - 1.6) 0.5 (0.3 - 0.8) 0.5 (0.2 - 0.9)
Other: 0.5 (0.2- 1.4) 0.5 (0.2 - 1.6) 1.0 (0.4- 2.8) 1.6 (0.5 - 4.9)
Occupation :     
   Pastoralist Reference Reference Reference Reference
   Agro-pastoralist 1.2 (0.7 - 1.9) 0.9 (0.6 - 1.5) 1.4 (0.9 - 2.3) 1.5 (0.9 - 2.6)
   Other 2.1 (0.8 - 5.3) 1.4 (0.5 - 3.8) 1.3 (0.5- 3.3) 1.7 (0.6 - 4.7)
Educational status     
   Illiterate: Reference Reference Reference Reference
   Literate: 2.2 (1.3 - 3.6) 1.7 (0.9 - 3.0) 1.0 (0.6 -1.7 1.1 (0.6 - 1.9)
BCG scar present     
No Reference Reference Reference Reference
Yes 1.4 (0.9 - 2.2) 1.4 (0.9 - 2.2) 2.2 (1.3 - 3.6) 2.2 (1.2 -4.1)
Contact with TB pts     
   No Reference Reference Reference Reference
   Yes 1.6 (0.8 - 3.1) 1.6 (0.8 - 3.3) 2.0 (0.9 - 4.7) 2.0 (0.8 - 4.9)
TST     
0 mm    Reference Reference
> 0 < 10 mm    3.5 (2.1- 5.8) 3.5 (2.1- 5.8)
≥ 10 mm    12.1(6.8 - 21.6) 13.6 (7.5- 24.7)