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Table 4 Bivariate analysis of risk factors for smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis among study subjects

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

Variables Positive N Negative N COR (95% CI) p- value
History of contact with chronic coughers     0.181
 Yes 6 128 2.278 (0.682-7.609)
 No 5 243 1a
History of contact with TB patients     0.005
 Yes 6 65 5.649 (1.673-19.071)
 No 5 306 1a
Heard about PTB disease     0.121
 Yes 9 349 1a
 No 2 22 3.525 (0.718-17.315)
Know PTB is transmittable disease     0.835
 Yes 8 280 1a
 No 3 91 1.154 (0.300-4.441)
Had PTB disease before     0. 351
 Yes 1 13 2.754 (0.328-23.146)
 No 10 358 1a
History of previous stay at holy water sites     0.212
 Yes 7 164 2.209 (0.636-7.675)
 No 4 207 1a
No of days spent at HWS     0.987
 1-17 days 8 269 1.011 (0.263-3.886)
  > 17 days 3 102 1a
Sharing containers for drinking at HWS     0.093
 Yes 9 202 3.765 (0.802-17.663)
 No 2 169 1a
Share room at HWS
 Yes 10 252 4.722 (0.598-37.316) 0.141
 No 1 119 1a
  1. aReference category, COR = crude odds ratio, 95% CI = 95% confidence interval, HWS = Holy water site