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Table 2 Associations between poor sputum completion rates among new sputum-smear positive PTB patients and health facility characteristics at 88 health facilities, Rwanda, 2006

From: Sputum completion and conversion rates after intensive phase of tuberculosis treatment: an assessment of the Rwandan control program

  Number (%) Number (%) with smear completion rate <90% Bivariable Odds Ratioa 95%CI Pb Multi-variable Odds Ratioa 95%CI Pb
Overall 88 (100%) 43 (48.9%)       
Category of health facility      0.025    
Health centre 69 (78.4%) 30 (43.5%) 1      
Hospital 19 (21.6%) 13 (68.4%) 2.0 1.1-3.7     
Location of health facility      0.008    
Rural 60 (68.2%) 25 (41.7%) 1      
Urban 28 (31.8%) 18 (64.3%) 2.1 1.2-3.8     
Health facility status      0.311    
Mission/private 40 (45.5%) 19 (47.5%) 1      
Public 48 (54.5%) 24 (50.0%) 1.3 0.8-2.3     
Most recent on-the-job training for TB staff         
Before 2006 or none at all 47 (53.4%) 22 (46.8%) 1   0.643    
2006 41 (46.6%) 21 (51.2%) 1.1 0.7-2.0     
Location of facilities (Province)      0.045    
East 13 (14.8%) 8 (61.5%) 1      
Kigali 17 (19.3%) 11 (64.7%) 1.4 0.6-3.6     
North 18 (20.5%) 4 (22.2%) 0.4 0.1-1.0     
West 22 (25.0%) 11 (50.0%) 0.9 0.3-2.2     
South 18 (20.5%) 9 (50.0%) 1.0 0.4-2.5     
Number of new PTB cases in 6-month period      0.001    0.001
1-5 32 (36.4%) 9 (28.1%) 1    1   
6-14 27 (30.7%) 14 (51.9%) 2.0 0.9-4.4   2.0 0.9-4.4  
≥15 29 (33.0%) 20 (69.0%) 4.1 1.9-8.8   4.1 1.9-8.8  
  1. a. The natural log of the number of newly registered PTB cases was used as weight in the regression analysis; b Based on the log likelihood ratio. One site did not register any new cases during the study period and was not included in the results in this table. PTB pulmonary tuberculosis; TB tuberculosis; CI confidence interval; HCW health care worker.