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Table 2 Factors associated with the MDR-TB status among Pulmonary TB cases, West Armachiho and Metema districts, Northwest Ethiopia, February 01 to June 25, 2014

From: Multidrug resistant tuberculosis: prevalence and risk factors in districts of metema and west armachiho, Northwest Ethiopia

Variable MDR-TB Crude OR P-value
Positive (N = 7) Negative (N = 117)
Age group     
≤25 1 36 2.77 (0.16, 47.56) 0.483
26–35 4 53 1.02 (0.11,9.90) 0.987
36–45 1 15 1.15 (0.07,20.34) 0.922
≥46 1 13 1  
Gender     
Male 6 79 3.49 (0.41, 29.9 4) 0.255
Female 1 43 1  
Resident     
Rural 4 54 1.56 (0.33, 7.26) 0.574
Urban 3 63 1  
Occupation:     
Farmer and day laborers 4 55 1.50 (0.32, 7.01) 0.604
Other 3 62 1  
Ethnicity:     
Tigre 3 19 3.87 (0.80,18.70) 0.092
Amhara 4 98 1  
Educational status:     
Illiterate 2 62 5.17 (0.41, 65.68) 0.206
Primary school 3 33 1.83 (0.16,20.71) 0.624
Secondary school 1 16 2.67 (0.14,49.76) 0.511
Diploma and above 1 6 1  
Fasting     
Yes 3 73 0.45 (0.10, 2.12) 0.313
No 4 44 1  
History of smoking     
Yes 2 33 1.02 (0.19, 5.51) 0.983
No 5 84 1  
BCG vaccination     
Yes 1 27 0.71 (0.13, 3.89) 0.698
No 6 90 1  
History of previous treatment     
Yes 5 31 6.94 (1.28, 37.60) 0.025
No 2 86 1  
HIV status     
Yes 2 26 1.40 (0.25, 7.64) 0.698
No 5 91 1  
History of prison     
Yes 1 17 0.98 (0.11, 8.66) 0.986
No 6 100 1  
  1. Note that: N number of subjects, OR Odds Ratio
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