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Table 3 Potential predictors for pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV infected patients

From: Diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis based on clinical signs in the Republic of Congo

Characteristics SPPT, N = 38 SNPT, N = 50 Unadjusted OR (95 % CI) LR R2 P value
Men (%) 19 (50) 19 (38) 0.61 (0.26–1.44) 1.27 0.011 0.262
Median age, years (IQR) 37.5 (29–44) 39 (29–44) 1.02 (0.98–1.07) 1.11 0.0093 0.296
Median duration of cough (days) (IQR) 30 (30–60) 30 (15–31) 0.99 (0.97–1.01) 1.11 0.0092 0.323
Fever (%) 34 (90) 46 (92) 1.35 (0.32–5.79) 0.17 0.0014 0.684
Anorexia (%) 28 (74) 48 (96) 8.57 (1.75–41.9) 9.51 0.079 0.008
Asthenia (%) 32 (84) 49 (98) 9.19 (1.06–79.93) 5.92 0.049 0.045
Pale skin (%) 9 (24) 11 (22) 0.91 (0.33–2.48) 0.03 0.0003 0.852
Weight loss (%) 37 (97) 50 (100) NA NA NA NA
Positive TST(%) 25 (66) 39 (78) 1.84 (0.72–4.75) 1.61 0.013 0.203
PTB-CXR (%) 35 (92) 32 (64) 0.15 (0.04–0.57) 10.38 0.086 0.005
  1. N number of suspects in the group, NA not applicable