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Table 3 Odds ratio (OR) for treatment success vs. non-success among new culture positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients notified in Norway, 1996–2002

From: Treatment outcome of new culture positive pulmonary tuberculosis in Norway

  Treatment Success Univariate Multivariate*
  Yes No OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Sex       
   Women 234 37 ref. ref. ref. ref.
   Men 310 74 0.7 04–1.0 0.7 0.4–1.1
Birthplace       
   Norway 203 55 ref. ref. ref. ref.
   Abroad 341 56 1.7 1.1–2.5 0.7 0.3–1.3
Age group (yrs)       
   0–14 25 1 8.7 1.2–65.6 11.8 1.5–92.6
   15–39 275 34 2.8 1.7–4.6 4.8 2.3–10.0
   40–64 104 27 1.3 0.8–2.3 2.0 1.1–3.9
   65+ 140 49 ref. ref. ref. ref.
INH-resistance       
   No 505 90 ref. ref. ref. ref.
   Yes 31 18 0.3 0.2–0.6 0.2 0.1–0.4
Mode of detection (due to symptoms)       
   Yes 375 78 ref. ref. ref. ref.
   No 167 32 1.1 0.7–1.7 1.1 0.7–1.7
Treatment periods       
   1996–1997 115 24 0.9 0.6–1.6 1.2 0.7–2.2
   1998–1999 141 31 0.9 0.5–1.4 0.9 0.5–1.5
   2000–2002 288 56 ref. ref. ref. ref.
  1. *In the multivariate analysis, all variables in the univariate analysis were considered