Table 1

Patient related characteristics associated with non-cure after anti-tuberculosis treatment in patients diagnosed in 30 remote and poor counties in Shaanxi province, China

Patient characteristic

n(%)

Treatment result

OR

95% CI

p-value


Uncured (%)

Cured (%)


Sex

0.92

Female

209 (32.7)

43 (20.6)

166 (79.4)

1

Male

430 (67.3)

90 (20.9)

340 (79.1)

1.02

0.68-1.54

Age (years)

< 0.01

≤25

141 (22.1)

26 (18.4)

115 (81.6)

1

26-50

251 (39.3)

38 (15.1)

213 (84.9)

0.79

0.46-1.37

51-60

105 (16.4)

26 (24.8)

79 (75.2)

1.46

0.79-2.69

>60

142 (22.2)

43 (30.3)

99 (69.7)

1.92

1.10-3.35

Education level

< 0.01

Illiterate

95 (14.9)

32 (33.7)

63 (66.3)

1

Primary school

147 (23.1)

31 (21.1)

116 (78.9)

0.53

0.29-0.94

Junior high school

265 (41.6)

38 (14.3)

227 (85.7)

0.33

0.19-0.57

Senior high school

106 (16.6)

22 (20.8)

84 (79.2)

0.52

0.27-0.97

College and above

24 (3.8)

10 (41.7)

14 (58.3)

1.41

0.56-3.52

Occupation

0.04

Farmer

400 (62.6)

77 (19.3)

323 (80.7)

1

Factory worker

98 (15.3)

16 (16.3)

82 (83.7)

0.82

0.45-1.48

Other profession worker

141 (22.1)

40 (28.4)

101 (71.6)

1.66

1.07-2.59

Annual income (CNY)*

0.01

≤1000

187 (29.3)

38 (20.3)

149 (79.7)

1

1001-2000

195 (30.5)

28 (14.4)

167 (85.6)

0.66

0.39-1.12

>2000

257 (40.2)

67 (26.1)

190 (73.9)

1.38

0.88-2.17

Medical insurance

0.52

No (own expense)

247 (39.3)

49 (19.8)

198 (80.2)

1

Yes

382 (60.7)

84 (22.0)

298 (78.0)

1.14

0.77-1.69

Distance from patient's home to county TB dispensary

< 0.01

≤5 km

461(72.1)

81(17.6)

380(82.4)

1

>5 km

178(27.9)

52(29.2)

126(70.8)

1.93

1.29-2.89


* Currency rate: US$ 100 equaled about 780 CNY during the study.

Ai et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:112   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-112

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