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Table 3 Backward logistic regression analysis of 15 variables and score assignment

From: The development and validation of a diagnostic scoring system to differentiate pulmonary tuberculosis from non-tuberculosis pulmonary infections in HIV-infected patients with severe immune suppression

Variables Coefficient p Score
Fever 1.302 0.002 3.5
Highest body temperature 0.919 0.000 2.5
ESR 0.388 0.000 1
Cervical lymphadenopathy 1.269 0.009 3.5
Hilar and/or mediastinum lymphadenopathy 1.376 0.000 3.5
Pulmonary cavity 1.995 0.000 5
Pleural effusion 1.397 0.000 3.5
Miliary nodules 3.660 0.000 9.5
Age 1.597 .206 0
HGB 3.061 .080 0
ALB 1.029 .310 0
PCT .055 .814 0
Number of infected pulmonary lobes 2.392 .122 0
Solid lesion .056 .813 0
Pericardial effusion .491 .484 0
  1. HGB hemoglobin, ALB albumin, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, PCT procalcitonin