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Table 4 Multivariable logistic regression analysis accessing the association between sputum smear non conversion at the end of intensive phase of TB treatment and treatment failure in DTC* of Baleng, 2006–2012

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
Male sex 1.9 (0.6- 6.2) 0.30
Age˃ 33 0.6 (0.2- 1.6) 0.29
Previous tuberculosis treatment history 11.2 (3.5- 35.3) <0.01
Non conversion of sputum smear at the end of intensive phase 12.4 (4.0- 39.0) <0.01
  1. *Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.