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Table 3 Clinical characteristics associated with a positive xpert MTB/RIF test (N = 235)

From: Evaluation of the Xpert MTB/RIF test for the diagnosis of childhood pulmonary tuberculosis in Uganda: a cross-sectional diagnostic study

Variable Crude OR (95% CI) P value Adjusted OR (95% CI) P value
Age (> 5 years Vs ≤ 5 years) 2.6 (1.2 -5.4) 0.012 3.3 (1.4 - 7.4) 0.005
Sex (female vs. male) 1.1 (0.5 – 2.2) 0.9   
Positive HIV status 0.8 (0.4 - 1.7) 0.6 1.2 (0.5 – 3.0) 0.7
Positive history of TB contact 2.8 (1.4 - 5.9) 0.006 2.4 (1.1 – 5.2) 0.03
Prior TB diagnosis 0.8 (0.2 - 3.8) 0.8   
Positive TST 3.4 (1.6 - 7.3) 0.001 4.1 (1.7 - 10) 0.002
BCG scar present 0.7 (0.3 - 1.5) 0.4