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Table 1 Determinants of patient loss among 554 TB suspects in health centres in Jogjakarta municipality

From: Diagnostic work-up and loss of tuberculosis suspects in Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Variable n/N % OR Univariate 95% CI P-value
All 241/554 43.3    
First step work-up      
   Sputum smear microscopy 215/497 43.3 1   
   Other Ť 22/53 41.5 0.93 0.52-1.65 0.81
   Nothing ± 4/4 100.0    
Sex      
   Male 115/262 43.9 1.03 0.74-1.44 0.86
   Female 126/292 43.2 1   
Age group (years)      0.10
   18-25 28/81 34.6 0.70 0.39-126 0.23
   26-35 40/88 45.5 1.10 0.62-1.94 0.74
   36-45 47/89 52.8 1.48 0.84-2.59 0.18
   46-55 45/92 48.9 1.26 0.72-2.21 0.41
   56-65 34/95 35.8 0.74 0.42-1.29 0.29
   > 65 47/109 43.1 1   
Type of health facility      
   MHC 53/168 31.5 1   
   SHC 188/386 48.7 2.06 1.41-3.02 < 0.001*
  1. Ť Chest X-ray, antibiotics, or combination of X-ray and antibiotics with/without sputum smears
  2. ±Suspects who were directly lost before any examination was performed. Not included in the statistical analysis
  3. *Only this variable remained in multivariate analysis