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Table 4 Summary of the variables associated with sputum bacterial counts in the models derived from multivariate regression analysis with 48 indices and cases with only men (n = 114) or women (n = 114) or in combination (n = 228)

From: Sex influences the association between haemostasis and the extent of lung lesions in tuberculosis

Variables in the equation Sig. OR 95% CI for OR
Lower Upper
Combined Male Female Combined Male Female Combined Male Female Combined Male Female
Sex (male)a 0.006 / / 3.717 / / 1.445 / / 9.524 / /
BMI / 0.012 / / 2.168 / / 1.186 / / 3.965 /
GLU (mmol/L) 0.052 / / 2.447 / / 0.992 / / 6.031 / /
HistoryofTB 0.042 0.086 / 0.000 0.000 / 0.000 0.000 / 0.000 0.000 /
HistoryofTB(1) 0.186 0.997 / 0.308 0.986 / 0.054 0.001 / 1.767 1653.893 /
HistoryofTB(2) 0.622 0.518 / 1.498 12.574 / 0.301 0.006 / 7.454 26,894.141 /
HistoryofTB(3) 0.142 0.912 / 0.191 0.645 / 0.021 0.000 / 1.739 1524.939 /
HistoryofTB(4) 0.401 0.139 / 0.345 0.001 / 0.029 0.000 / 4.140 8.486 /
Lym (× 109/L) 0.000 0.003 / 0.083 0.002 / 0.024 0.000 / 0.290 0.120 /
MCHC (g/L)c 0.019 / / 1.062 / / 1.010 / / 1.117 / /
ESR (mm/h)c 0.000 / 0.023 1.036 / 1.023 1.017 / 1.003 1.055 / 1.043
APTT (s) 0.009 / / 1.141 / / 1.033 / / 1.260 / /
AT3 (%) / 0.020 / / 0.915 / / 0.849 / / 0.986 /
FIB (g/L) / 0.002 / / 15.968 / / 2.879 / / 88.572 /
MPV (fL) / 0.014 / / 0.181 / / 0.046 / / 0.709 /
TBAb(+)b / 0.006 / / 0.013 / / 0.001 / / 0.283 /
  1. BMI body mass index, GLU fasting glucose, Lym counts of lymphocytes, MCHC mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, APTT activated partial thromboplastin time, AT3 antithrombin III, FIB fibrinogen, MPV mean platelet volume, TBAb anti-TB antibody response
  2. ORs are calculated from binary logistic analysis (forward stepwise, conditional); italicized numbers indicate a P value of < 0.05
  3. aFemale as reference
  4. bCases with negative response as reference
  5. cIndices with P < 0.05, but the value of OR ratio (95% CI) includes/ is close to 1.000