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Table 3 Unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios for the relationship between gender and TB culture positivity (N = 779)

From: Male Gender is independently associated with pulmonary tuberculosis among sputum and non-sputum producers people with presumptive tuberculosis in Southwestern Uganda

Characteristics OR (95% CI) P value AOR (95% CI) P value
Gender   <0.001   <0.001
 Female REF REF
 Male 1.9 (1.40-2.69) 2.2 (1.56-3.18)
Age (categories in years)   <0.001   <0.001
 >45 REF REF
 36-45 1.8 (1.09-2.85) 1.88 (1.13-3.12)
 25-35 2.2 (1.40-3.52) 2.5 (1.56-4.15)
 <25 3.3 (1.90-5.71) 3.4 (1.90-6.11)
X-Ray     
 Non Suggestive of TB REF    
 Suggestive of TB 5.0 (3.29-7.57) 0.001   
Microscopy     
 Negative REF    
 Positive 575 (139.3-2378.9) <0.001   
Type of cough   0.5751   
 Non-productive REF  
 Productive 1.0 (0.77-1.61)  
HIV status   0.1914   
 Negative REF  
 Positive 0.8 (0.57-1.12)  
Residence   0.977   
 Urban REF  
 Rural 1.0 (0.73-1.38)