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Table 4 Results of a multivariate Generalized Estimating Equation Model Predicting smear positivity in male TB patients

From: Impact of sputum gross appearance and volume on smear positivity of pulmonary tuberculosis: a prospective cohort study

  Estimate Total
Odd ratio (95% Cl) P-value
(Intercept) −2.065   
Age    
 40-59 years (versus < 40 years) 0.104 1.10 (0.44-2.78) 0.825
 ≥ 60 years (versus < 40 years) 0.479 2.09 (0.47-5.52) 0.181
Respiratory symptoms    
 hemoptysis 0.981 2.67 (0.31-22.69) 0.369
 duration (<3 weeks versus ≥3 weeks) 1.152 3.17 (1.29 -7.77) 0.012
General symptoms 0.796 2.21 (0.94-5.25) 0.070
Radiographic extent    
 cavity 1.253 3.50 (1.54-7.95) 0.003
Gross appearance of sputum specimens    
 purulent, bloody (versus saliva, mucoid) 0.718 2.05 (1.21-3.47) 0.007
  1. Note. ─ CI confidence interval.