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Table 2 Independent risk factors for non-cure in Yunnan province, China, identified by multivariate logistic regression analysis (N = 813#)

From: Risk factors for non-cure among new sputum smear positive tuberculosis patients treated in tuberculosis dispensaries in Yunnan, China

Characteristic OR (95% CI) p-value
Medical insurance   0.002
yes 1  
no 4.7 (1.8 - 12.3)  
Income*   0.05
low 1  
middle 0.45 (0.16 - 1.3)  
high 0.22 (0.06 - 0.82)  
Patient delay (days)   0.25
<30 1  
≥30 6.3 (1.3 - 32.0)  
Sputum smear status before treatment   0.05
≤2+ 1  
>2+ 2.7 (1.0 - 7.1)  
Sputum smear result after 2 months of treatment   <0.001
negative 1  
positive 6.0 (2.3 - 15.9)  
Maximum number of missed doses in a row   0.09
0 1  
1-7 0.06 (0.04 - 0.74)  
>7 0.52 (0.08 - 3.6)  
Taking drugs according to guideline   0.03
yes 1  
no 2.8 (1.1 - 7.1)  
Patient knows that during treatment he/she should go to CDC for medical check-ups   0.01
yes 1  
no 9.9 (1.7 - 57.6)  
Patient agrees with the need for treatment observation   0.05
yes 1  
no 4.4 (0.98 - 20.1)  
  1. OR = Odds Ratio, 95%CI = 95% confidence interval
  2. * based on tertiles
  3. # 841 patients in the study, but the questionnaire of 28 patients was not complete, so only 813 patients could be included in the multivariate model