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Table 1 Factors associated with refusing to use the EMM among eligible TB patients in the study city (n = 231)

From: Using electronic medication monitoring to guide differential management of tuberculosis patients at the community level in China

Factors Total Refused to use EMM OR (95% CI) aORf (95% CI)
n (%)a n (%)b
Sex
 Male 164 71.0 18 11.0 ref   ref  
 Female 67 29.0 8 11.9 1.1 0.5–2.7 1.3 0.5–3.3
Agec
 < 44 54 23.4 4 7.4 ref   ref  
 45–64 82 35.5 8 9.8 1.6 0.6–4.0 1.5 0.6–3.9
 > =65 95 41.1 14 14.7 2.2 0.7–6.9 1.7 0.5–6.1
Occupation
 Farmer/migrant worker 142 61.5 17 12.0 1.2 0.5–2.8 1.2 0.5–3.0
 Other 89 38.5 9 10.1 ref   ref  
Migrantd
 No 160 69.3 18 11.3 ref   ref  
 Yes 71 30.7 8 11.3 1.0 0.4–2.4 1.6 0.5–2.9
Category
 New 206 89.2 22 10.7 ref   ref  
 Retreated 25 10.8 4 16.0 1.6 0.5–5.1 1.0 0.3–3.5
Classification
 Bacteriologically confirmed 115 49.8 20 17.4 3.9e 1.5–10.0 3.7e 1.4–9.8
 Clinically diagnosed 116 50.2 6 5.2 ref   ref  
  1. TB Tuberculosis, EMM Electronic medication monitor, OR Odds ratio, aOR Adjusted odds ratio, CI Confidence interval
  2. aColumn percentages
  3. bRow percentages
  4. cOnly one patient was under 15 years old, so < 15 group was merged into < 44 group
  5. dMigrant defined as patient coming from another county
  6. eStatistically significant
  7. fEven though some variables didn’t show statistical significance in univariate analysis, considering the important influence of patient’s background and diagnosis in the treatment management, we included all the variables in the multivariable analysis