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Table 4 Comparison of TB negative and TB positive characteristics

From: Seasonal influence of tuberculosis diagnosis in Rwanda

Characteristics TB negative TB positive Univariate Multivariable
n (%) (n=2237) n (%) (n=480) OR (95% CI) P OR (95% CI) P
Gender
 Male (ref) 1282 (57.3) 300 (62.5) 0.81 (0.66–0.99) 0.037 0.74 (0.59–0.93) 0.009
 Female 955 (42.3) 180 (37.5)
Age (years), median [IQR] 35 [22, 52] 35 [25, 50] 1.00 (0.99–1.00) 0.188   
Age group
 Child (ref) 446 (19.9) 52 (10.8) 2.05 (1.51–2.78) < 0.001 2.19 (1.55–3.10) < 0.001
 Adult 1791 (80.1) 428 (89.2)
HIV status
 Negative (ref) 1365 (61.0) 302 (62.9) 1.40 (1.10–1.79) 0.007 1.35 (1.05–1.73) 0.018
 Positive 361 (16.1) 112 (23.3)
 Missing 511 (22.8) 66 (13.8)
Season
 Dry (ref) 832 (37.2) 201 (41.9) 0.82 (0.67–1.01) 0.055 0.78 (0.63–0.97) 0.026
 Rainy 1405 (62.8) 279 (58.1)