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Table 2 Results of the final multivariate model* of factors associated to a delay in initiating treatment for tuberculosis, including systemic symptoms in HIV-infected individuals

From: Associated factors for treatment delay in pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV-infected individuals: a nested case-control study

Variables ORadj 95%- CI p-value
Systemic Symptoms    
None 1.00 -  
1 symptom** 1.25 0.50 – 3.22 0.6330
2 symptoms*** 1.56 0.63 – 3.94 0.3345
3 symptoms**** 2.41 0.95 – 6.29 0.0679
Use of Drugs    
No 1.00 -  
Yes 2.56 1.35 – 4.95 0.0044
Chest Pain    
No 1.00 -  
Yes 2.14 1.13 – 4.16 0.0214
Sputum smear    
Positive 1.00 -  
Negative 2.23 1.11 – 4.57 0.0264
Not performed 1.28 0.57 - 2.87 0.5502
  1. OR = Odds Ratio CI = Confidence Interval.
  2. *Model run with 204 observations.
  3. ** asthenia or weight loss or fever, *** (asthenia and weight loss) or (asthenia and fever) or (weight loss and fever),.
  4. **** asthenia and weight loss and fever.