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Table 3 Bivariate analysis of socio-demographic variables of study subjects associated with smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis

From: Smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis and associated risk factors among tuberculosis suspects attending spiritual holy water sites in Northwest Ethiopia

Variables   Prevalence of smear positive PTB   p-value
Positive No Negative No COR (95% C.I)
Gender Male 9 244 2.432 (0.499-11.003) 0.281
Female 2 127 1
Age groups 15-30 1 125 1 0.372
31 -45 3 133 2.280 (0.289-27.464)
≥46 7 113 7.743 (0.938 -63.912) 0.057
Residence Rural 8 272 0.971 (0.252-3.732) 0.965
Urban 3 99 1
Marital status Single 2 98 1 0.444
Divorced/Widowed 2 45 2.178 (0.297-15.955)
Married 7 228 1.504 (0.307-7.371) 0. 614
Education status Can’t read and write 6 171 0.246 (0.026-2.325) 0.221
Primary school 3 147 0.143 (0.013-1.554) 0.110
High school (9-12) 1 46 0.152 (0.009-2.721) 0.201
>12 grade 1 7 1  
Family size 1 -5 1 181 1 0.032
>5 10 190 9.526 (1.207-75.169)
Occupation Farmer 7 189 1.481 (0.177-12.378) 0.717
House wife 1 56 0.714 (0.043-11.762) 0.814
Employed 1 43 0.930 (0.056-15.375) 0.960
Student 1 43 0.930 (0.056-15.375) 0.960
Othersa 1 40 1  
Total monthly income <500 ETB 9 237 2.127 (0.264-17.132) 0.478
500 -1000 ETB 1 78 0.718 (0.044-11.724) 0.816
>1000 ETB 1 56 1  
  1. aReligious leaders, daily laborers, merchant, non-employed, ETB = Ethiopian birr, No = number