Table 5

Multivariable logistic regression analysis for TB treatment default, stratified by patient category (new, re-treatment), South Africa, 2002*

New Patients (848)

Re-treatment Patients (211)


Risk Factor

Adjusted OR

95% CI

Adjusted OR

95% CI


Poor HCW attitude

2.1

1.1-4.4

12

2.2-66


Changing residence during TB treatment

2.0

1.1-3.7

3.4

1.1-9.9


Did not receive adequate counseling or information

1.9

1.2-2.8


No formal education

2.3

1.2-4.2


Drank any alcohol during treatment

1.9

1.2-3.0


Felt ashamed to have TB

2.0

1.3-3.0


Saw a traditional healer for TB

1.9

1.1-3.4


History of previous TB default

6.4

2.9-14


Felt better with treatment

21

5.2-84


Agreed that if food was provided by clinic, adherence to treatment would have been better

5.0

1.3-19


*Models adjusted for age and sex; other variables considered but not included in the model: race, marital status, employment status, rural or urban setting

Finlay et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:56   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-56

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