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Table 2 Factors associated with TB occurrence (n = 130)—univariate analysis

From: Prevalence of tuberculosis and associated risk factors in the Central Prison of Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Parameter TB Crude OR (95 % CI) p value
N %
Age (years)
 < 30 64 15.7 1  
 ≥ 30 66 20.4 1.4 (0.9–2.0) 0.097
Sex
 Male 127 18.3 2.6 (0.7–8.6) 0.116
 Female 3 7.8 1  
Length of incarceration (months)
 < 12 58 13.8 1  
 ≥ 12 72 23.0 1.9 (1.3–2.7) 0.001
BMI (kg/m2)     
 < 18.5 81 22.0 1.8 (1.2–2.7) 0.003
 ≥ 18.5 49 13.4 1  
Overcrowding (>50 prisoners/40 m2)
 Yes 127 20.5 9.4 (2.9–30.2) <0.001
 No 3 2.7 1  
  1. TB tuberculosis, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, BMI body mass index