Table 4

Multiple logistic regression of significant variables of cases with pulmonary tuberculosis (N = 300) and controls (N = 300)
Variable Multiple logistic regression
OR (95% CI)
Country of birth of parents
 Croatia 1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.90 (2.00-7.58)
 Other 2.13 (0.64-7.13)
Level of education
 Higher education 1
 Secondary school 1.35 (0.64-2.85)
 No schooling or only elementary school 3.44 (1.39-8.50)
Household equipment
 Good 1
 Moderate 4.18 (2.27-7.71)
 Poor 4.73 (1.51-14.76)
Employment
 Employed 1
 Unemployed 2.69 (1.18-6.16)
 Housewife/ retired/ student/ other 0.56 (0.26-1.22)
Smoking status
 Never 1
 Ex-smoker 2.27 (1.19-4.33)
 Current 2.35 (1.27-4.36)
Contact with tuberculosis
 No 1
 Yes 2.19 (1.27-3.77)
Malignant disease
 No 1
 Yes 5.79 (1.49-22.42)
Diabetes
 No 1
 Yes 2.38 (1.05-5.38)
Body mass index in the previous year
 Overweight 1
 Normal weight 2.88 (1.74-4.76)
 Underweight 13.57 (1.21-152.38)

OR = Odds ratio, CI = Confidence interval.

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Jurcev-Savicevic et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:991   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-991

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