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Table 5 Multivariable logistic regression accessing the association between sputum smear non conversion at the end of intensive phase of TB treatment and patients’ death 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 OR (95% confidence interval) p value
Male sex 1.2 (0.6- 2.7) 0.54
Age˃ 33 1.4 (0.6- 2.9) 0.41
Positive HIV status 6.8 (3.3- 14.0) < 0.01
Non conversion of sputum smear at the end of intensive phase 3.6 (1.5- 9.0) < 0.01
  1. *Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.