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Table 3 Multivariate conditional logistic analysis of risk factors for cryptococcal meningitis among patients with meningitis and encephalitis

From: A case–control study of risk factors for HIV-negative children with cryptococcal meningitis in Shi Jiazhuang, China

Risk Factor P value OR (95%CI)
Time from illness onset to hospital admission (≥20 day) 0.007 5.31(1.58-17.89)
Contact with birds/droppings or saprophytes* 0.004 11.82(2.21-62.24)
  1. * Birds included pigeons, chicken, or parrots; saprophytes included soils, grassland, or rotten vegetables and fruits.