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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of tuberculosis suspected prison inmates in North Gondar Zone Prisons, February—April 2015 (n = 282)

From: Smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis and HIV co-infection in prison settings of North Gondar Zone, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Sputum Microscopy result
  Smear + ve
n (%)
Smear -ve
n (%)
Total COR (95 % Cl) P-Value Adjusted
OR (95 % Cl)
P-value
Age
 15–24 3 (20) 60 (22.3) 63 (22.3) 1   1 1
 25–34 6 (40) 93 (35) 99 (35.1) 1.29 (0.31–5.35) 0.72 2.33(0.52–13.69) 0.662
 34–44 2 (13.3) 48 (18) 50 (17.7) 0.83 (0.13–5.19) 0.84 1.45(0.16–13.23) 0.655
  > 45 4 (26.7) 66 (24.7) 70 (24.8) 1.21 (0.26–5.63) 0.80 1.53 (0.24–12.3) 0.890
Sex
 Male 15 (5.3) 262(92.9) 277(98.2) 1   1 1
 Female 0(0.0) 5(1.8) 5(1.8) NC 0.99 1 0.99
Residence
 Urban 2 (13.3) 60 (22.5) 62 (22) 1   1 1
 Rural 13(86.7) 207(75.5) 220 (78) 1.88 (0.418.5) 0.413 2.81 (0.38–10.07) 0.317
Education
 No read and write 7(46.7) 134 (50.2) 141(50) 1   1 1
 Elementary 6 (40) 101(37.8) 107(37.9) 1.14 (0.37–3.48) 0.820 1.36 (0.38–4.83) 0.217
 High school and above 2 (13.3) 32 (12) 34 (12.1) 1.19 (0.24–6.03) 0.828 4.95 (0.39–62.91) 0.297
Occupation
 Civil servant 0 (0) 13 (4.9) 13 (4.6) 1   1 1
 Farmer 14(93.3) 208 (77.9) 222(78.7) 1.08 (0.48–7.31) 0.99 NC 0.99
 Students 1 (6.7) 33 (12.4) 34 (12.1) 4 (0.8–9.2) 0.99 NC  
Marital status
 Single 5 (33.3) 72 (27) 77 (27.3) 1   1 1
 Married 10(66.7) 183 (68.5) 193 (68.4) 0.79 (0.26–2.36) 0.67 0.42 (0.09–1.99) 0.277
 Divorced 0(0) 12 (4.5) 12 (4.3) 0 0.99 NC 0.99
  1. TB pulmonary tuberculosis, OR odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, COR Crude odds ratio, NC Not computed due to small numbers
  2. +ve = positive; -ve = negative
  3. *P 0.05 (significance level)