Table 4

Univariate predictors of prevalent TB
Background characteristic TB cases n = 8 Population N = 5000 Prevalence/100,000 P-value (Chi-square test)
Gender
Male 3 2589 116 0.419
Female 5 2411 207
Age (yrs)
12-14 4 2339 171
15-16 3 1482 202 0.74
17-18 1 1179 85
Schooling status
Out of school 2 322 621 0.032
In school 6 4678 128
Level of education
> 7 years 1 696 144
≤ 7 years 7 4264 164 0.961
Unknown 0 40 0
Baseline TST
Positive (≥10 mm) 8 802 998
Negative (<10 mm) 0 4179 0 <0.001
Not done / Not Read 0 19 0
TB contact
Yes 4 237 1409 0.115
No 4 4763 76
Cough duration (ever)
Cough <14 days 3 2548 118
No cough 0 1827 0 <0.001
Cough ≥14 days 5 625 800

Abbreviation: Key: TST Tuberculin Skin test.

Waako et al.

Waako et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:349   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-349

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