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Table 5 Effect of TB non-conversion on treatment outcome in new tuberculosis cases

From: Risk factors for tuberculosis smear non-conversion in Eden district, Western Cape, South Africa, 2007–2013: a retrospective cohort study

Variable Non-converters Converters Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
n % n % Crude OR 95 % CI p-value Adjusted OR 95 % CI p-value
Cured 939 66.55 6809 74.31 Reference    Reference   
Completed 172 12.19 1040 11.35 1.19 1.00–1.42 0.042 1.18 0.99–1.42 0.060
Died 27 1.91 129 1.41 1.51 0.99–2.31 0.052 1.33 0.86–2.05 0.205
Failed 54 3.83 76 0.83 5.15 3.61–7.35 <0.000 4.46 3.07–6.49 <0.000
Defaulted 91 6.45 380 4.15 1.73 1.36–2.20 <0.000 1.82 1.42–2.33 <0.000
Not evaluated 128 9.07 729 7.96 1.27 1.04–1.55 0.018 1.32 1.07–1.62 0.009