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Table 5 Summary of the variables associated with cavity in the models of 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
BMI / 0.004 / / 0.516 / / 0.330 / / 0.807 /
SputumSmear (1+) 0.012 / /   / /   / /   / /
SputumSmear(2+) 0.637 / / 1.308 / / 0.430 / / 3.981 / /
SputumSmear(3+) 0.012 / / 5.913 / / 1.480 / / 23.621 / /
SputumSmear(4+) 0.007 / / 26.806 / / 2.468 / / 291.155 / /
RDWCV 0.001 / / 2.509 / / 1.464 / / 4.302 / /
HGB (g/L) / / 0.009 / / 0.928 / / 0.877 / / 0.981
CRP (mg/L)a 0.000 / / 1.043 / / 1.020 / / 1.068 / /
ESR (mm/h)a / 0.010 / / 1.076 / / 1.018 / / 1.138 /
PCT (%) 0.000 0.004 / 0.000 0.000 / 0.000 0.000 / 0.000 0.000 /
PT (s) / / 0.046 / / 2.242 / / 1.016 / / 4.951
C4 (g/L) / 0.016 / / 1.34E+10 / / 75.786 / / 2.38E+18 /
TBAb(+)b 0.008 / / 4.372 / / 1.469 / / 13.010 / /
  1. BMI body mass index, RDW-CV red blood cell distribution width-coefficient of variation, HGB haemoglobin, CRP C-reactive protein, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, PCT plateletcrit, PT prothrombin time, C4 complement component 4, TBAb anti-TB antibody response
  2. ORs are calculated from binary logistic analysis (forward stepwise, conditional); italicized numbers indicated a P value of <0.05
  3. aIndices with P value < 0.05 but OR ratio close to 1
  4. bIndices with P < 0.05, but the value of OR ratio (95% CI) includes/is close to 1.000