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Table 1 Patient related characteristics associated with non-cure after anti-tuberculosis treatment in patients diagnosed in 30 remote and poor counties in Shaanxi province, China

From: Factors associated with low cure rate of tuberculosis in remote poor areas of Shaanxi Province, China: a case control study

Patient characteristic n(%) Treatment result OR 95% CI p-value
   Uncured (%) Cured (%)    
Sex       0.92
Female 209 (32.7) 43 (20.6) 166 (79.4) 1   
Male 430 (67.3) 90 (20.9) 340 (79.1) 1.02 0.68-1.54  
Age (years)       < 0.01
≤25 141 (22.1) 26 (18.4) 115 (81.6) 1   
26-50 251 (39.3) 38 (15.1) 213 (84.9) 0.79 0.46-1.37  
51-60 105 (16.4) 26 (24.8) 79 (75.2) 1.46 0.79-2.69  
>60 142 (22.2) 43 (30.3) 99 (69.7) 1.92 1.10-3.35  
Education level       < 0.01
Illiterate 95 (14.9) 32 (33.7) 63 (66.3) 1   
Primary school 147 (23.1) 31 (21.1) 116 (78.9) 0.53 0.29-0.94  
Junior high school 265 (41.6) 38 (14.3) 227 (85.7) 0.33 0.19-0.57  
Senior high school 106 (16.6) 22 (20.8) 84 (79.2) 0.52 0.27-0.97  
College and above 24 (3.8) 10 (41.7) 14 (58.3) 1.41 0.56-3.52  
Occupation       0.04
Farmer 400 (62.6) 77 (19.3) 323 (80.7) 1   
Factory worker 98 (15.3) 16 (16.3) 82 (83.7) 0.82 0.45-1.48  
Other profession worker 141 (22.1) 40 (28.4) 101 (71.6) 1.66 1.07-2.59  
Annual income (CNY)*       0.01
≤1000 187 (29.3) 38 (20.3) 149 (79.7) 1   
1001-2000 195 (30.5) 28 (14.4) 167 (85.6) 0.66 0.39-1.12  
>2000 257 (40.2) 67 (26.1) 190 (73.9) 1.38 0.88-2.17  
Medical insurance       0.52
No (own expense) 247 (39.3) 49 (19.8) 198 (80.2) 1   
Yes 382 (60.7) 84 (22.0) 298 (78.0) 1.14 0.77-1.69  
Distance from patient's home to county TB dispensary       < 0.01
≤5 km 461(72.1) 81(17.6) 380(82.4) 1   
>5 km 178(27.9) 52(29.2) 126(70.8) 1.93 1.29-2.89  
  1. * Currency rate: US$ 100 equaled about 780 CNY during the study.