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Table 2 Potential predictors of TB infection for chart review, Zewditu Memorial Hospital, Dec 2008.

From: Evaluation of collaborative TB/HIV activities in a general hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Predictor variable Category Crude OR P-value* Adjusted OR P-value
Age 18-34 Referent 0.31 Referent  
  ≥ 35 1.27
(0.76-2.11)
  1.22
(0.71-2.07)
0.47
Occupation Unemployed Referent   Referent  
  Employed 0.96
(0.74-1.26)
0.86 0.82
(0.48-1.42)
0.32
Education No education Referent   Referent  
  Primary & above 0.77
(0.48-1.31)
0.26 1.62
(0.63-4.17)
0.32
History of TB contact No Referent   Referent  
  Yes 3.06
(1.36-6.89)
0.007 2.81
(1.22-6.45)
0.02
Cough > 2 weeks No Referent   Referent  
  Yes 3.79
(1.46-9.86)
0.006 3.77
(1.44-9.87)
0.01
  1. *Level of significance at p < 0.05