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Table 2 Factors associated with loss to follow up or death in children empirically treated at Mulago Pediatric TB unit, 2010–2015

From: Outcomes of empiric treatment for pediatric tuberculosis, Kampala, Uganda, 2010–2015

  Loss to Follow Up Death
OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value
Age Group
  < 5 yrs REF REF
 5–9 yrs 0.88 (0.43–1.80) 0.73 0.87 (0.36–2.09) 0.76
 10–14 yrs 2.38 (1.15–4.93) 0.02 1.68 (0.65–4.36) 0.28
Male sex 0.75 (0.43–1.31) 0.31 0.84 (0.42–1.67) 0.62
HIV positive 3.35 (1.41–7.92) 0.01 1.60 (0.46–5.57) 0.46
Hospitalization 4.14 (2.08–8.25) < 0.001 4.57 (2.0–10.46) < 0.001
resides outside of Kampala 2.64 (1.47–4.71) 0.001 2.41 (1.17–4.96) 0.02
Severe Malnutrition 1.46 (0.65–3.3) 0.36 2.98 (1.07–8.27) 0.04
Baseline Hepatomegaly 1.36 (0.83–2.22) 0.22 4.11 (2.09–8.09) < 0.001
  1. CI Confidence Interval, OR odds ratio, HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus