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Table 2 Crude analysis of cure of new TB cases and epidemiological and healthcare variables (N = 14,384). City of Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil, 2012–2014

From: Spatial analysis of tuberculosis cure in primary care in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Variables (N = 14,384) Cure OR 95% CI p-value
Yes No Total
n % n % n %
HIV coinfection
 Yes 606 8.0% 643 23.1% 1249 12.1% 1.00   
 No 6.977 92.0% 2139 76.9% 9116 87.9% 3.46 3.07–3.91 < 0.001b
HIV test performed
 Positive 744 7.1% 707 18.3% 1451 10.1% 1.00   
 Negative 7.573 71.9% 1960 50.9% 9533 66.3% 3.67 3.28–4.12 < 0.001b
 Not performed 2.213 21.0% 1187 30.8% 3400 23.6% 1.77 1.56–2.01 < 0.001b
Supervised TB treatment
 Yes 6.181 65.2% 1895 54.9% 8076 62.4% 1.00   
 No 3.300 34.8% 1556 45.1% 4856 37.6% 0.65 0.6–0.7 < 0.001b
Contact investigation
 Yes 8.572 81.4% 2359 61.2% 10,931 76.0% 1.00   
 No 1.958 18.6% 1495 38.8% 3453 24.0% 0.36 0.33–0.39 < 0.001b
Alcohol abuse
 Yes 769 8.7% 524 17.2% 1293 10.9% 1.00   
 No 8.066 91.3% 2517 82.8% 10,583 89.1% 2.18 1.94–2.46 < 0.001b
Time covered by PHC
 4 to 18 months 1.211 26.8% 417 25.8% 1628 26.6% 1.00   
  > 18 to 35 months 1.766 39.1% 680 42.0% 2446 39.9% 0.89 0.78–1.03 0.115
  > 35 to 41 months 418 9.3% 124 7.7% 542 8.8% 1.16 0.92–1.46 0.207
  > 41 months 1.118 24.8% 397 24.5% 1515 24.7% 0.97 0.83–1.14 0.717
  1. SOURCE: Municipal databases, SINAN (DATASUS/MS) and IBGE, 2010. Updated 10 January 2016
  2. Abbreviations: n sampling size, OR odds ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence interval; p-value - significance level
  3. a reference category; b statistical significance p < 0.05