Table 3

Bivariate analysis of factors associated with ideal TB management

Overall
OR (95% CI)
Case 1: typical TB
OR (95% CI)
Case 2: confirmed TB
OR (95% CI)
Case 3: previous TB
OR (95% CI)
Cape Town2.17 (1.50 to 3.13)*2.37 (1.43 to 4.23)*1.66 (0.68 to 4.05)1.82 (0.90 to 3.66)
Female provider3.18 (1.98 to 5.11)*3.34 (1.73 to 6.42)*11.76 (1.54 to 89.92)2.86 (1.10 to 7.43)
Consult time (per additional minute)1.12 (1.08 to 1.17)*1.16 (1.09 to 1.23)*1.11 (1.01 to 1.23)1.10 (1.02 to 1.18)*
Mentioned HIV in visit11.23 (6.43 to 19.59)*21.08 (8.36 to 53.14)*4.24 (1.37 to 13.07)*8.76 (3.43 to 22.42)*
No. of medications dispensed/prescribed0.60 (0.52 to 0.69)*0.73 (0.58 to 0.93)*0.57 (0.41 to 0.78)*0.70 (0.54 to 0.90)*
No. of common symptoms queried†1.99 (1.70 to 2.33)*2.72 (2.00 to 3.71)*2.11 (1.46 to 3.06)*1.75 (1.34 to 2.28)*
  • *p≤0.01.

  • †Common symptom questions: duration of cough, presence of: fever, night sweats, weight loss.

  • TB, tuberculosis.