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Table 3 Univariable analysis of association between sputum smear non conversion and final outcomes of smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis in CDT* of Baleng, 2006- 2012

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

Characteristics Delayed converters Converters Crude odd ratio (95% confidence interval) p value
(n = 94) n (%) (n = 1192) n (%)
Cured 72 (76.6) 1047 (87.8) Reference -
Died 8 (8.5) 35 (2.9) 3.3 (1.5- 7.4) <0.01
Failed 6 (6.3) 11 (1.0) 7.9 (2.8- 22.1) <0.01
Defaulted 3 (3.3) 49 (4.1) 0.9 (0.3- 2.9) 0.56
Transferred 5 (5.3) 50 (4.2) 1.4 (0.6- 3.8) 0.29
  1. *Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.