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Table 2 Odds Ratio and p-value of associated risk factors of sputum smear non conversion at the end of intensive phase of treatment determined from multivariable logistic regression model

From: Delay in sputum smear conversion and outcomes of smear-positive tuberculosis patients: a retrospective cohort study in Bafoussam, Cameroon

Characteristic Adjusted odd ratio (95% confidence interval) p value
Age 33 years old 1.5 (0.9- 2.4) 0.07
Male sex 1.2 (0.7- 1.9) 0.55
Years of consultation
2006 Reference -
2009 4.4 (1.8- 10.4) <0.01
2010 3.1 (1.2- 8.0) 0.02
2011 3.5 (1.4- 8.5) <0.01
2012 5.4 (2.2- 13.4) <0.01
Initial smear grading
1+ Reference  
2+ 9.9 (2.4- 42.4) <0.01
3+ 10.6 (2.5- 44.5) <0.01