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Table 1 Characteristics of patients (who accepted to do the HIV test) enrolled at the TB Center in Brazzaville

From: Prevalence of national treatment algorithm defined smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV positive patients in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

  All HIV positive HIV negative Crude OR(95%CI) P-value
Number of patients 425(54.8) 133(31.3) 292 -- --
Age (years)Mean ± SD 34.9 ± 1 38.37 ± 9 33.40 ± 1 -- 0.000
Age group      
   14-24ans 98(23.7) 9(9.2) 89(90.8) Baseline  
   25-34ans 123(29.7) 33(26.8) 90(73.2) 3.6(1.64-8.01) 0.001
   ≥ 35ans 193(46.6) 84(43.5) 109(56.5) 7.6(3.63-16.00) <0.001
Missing 11     
Gender      
   Female 177(42.3) 71(40.1) 106(59.9)   
   Male 241(57.7) 55(22.8) 186(77.2) 0.4 (0.29-0.67) <0.001
Missing 7     
Signs of TB      
   No 99(23.9) 34(34.3) 65(65.7)   
   Yes 319(76.3) 92(28.8) 227(71.2) 0.7(0.48-1.25) 0.298
Missing 7     
Cough      
   No 0(0) 0 0   
   Yes 418(100) 126(30.1) 292(69.9) -- --
Missing 7     
Pale skin      
   No 355(85.5) 101(28.5) 254(71.5)   
   Yes 60(14.5) 25(41.7) 35(58.3) 1.8(1.02-3.15) 0.041
Missing 10     
Axillary temperature >37.5°C      
   No 37(8.9) 11(29.7) 26(70.3)   
   Yes 379(91.1) 114(30.1) 265(69.9) 1.02(0.48-2.13) 0.965
Missing 9     
Asthenia      
   No 38(9.3) 8(20.5) 31(79.5)   
   Yes 378(90.6) 117(30.8) 261(69.2) 1.7(0.78-3.89) 0.180
Missing 8     
Anorexia      
   No 80(19.1) 17(21.2) 63(78.8)   
   Yes 338(80.9) 109(32.2) 229(67.8) 1.7(0.98-3.16) 0.056
Missing 7     
Weight loss      
   No 13(3.12) 2(15.4) 11(84.6)   
   Yes 404(96.9) 124(30.7) 280(69.3) 2.4(0.53-11.15) 0.251
Missing 8     
Received TB treatment, after diagnosis      
   No 61(14.6) 54(88.5) 7(11.5)   
   Yes 357(85.4) 72(20.2) 285(79.8) 0.03(0.01-0.07) <0.001
Missing 7