Volume 15, Number 6—June 2009
Tuberculosis Disparity between US-born Blacks and Whites, Houston, Texas, USA1
|Risk factor||OR||95% CI||p value|
|Years of education||0.93†||0.89–0.96||<0.001|
|Inner city residence‡||1.44||1.13–1.85||0.003|
|Use of public transportation||2.44||1.91–3.11||<0.001|
|Injection drug use¶||0.30||0.16–0.57||<0.001|
|Same-sex sexual behavior||0.28||0.19–0.41||<0.001|
*TB, tuberculosis; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
†ORs per additional year at risk.
‡Defined according to specific zip codes.
§Drinks alcohol daily or nearly daily.
¶Within 6 months before TB diagnosis.
1Preliminary analysis of data contained in this paper was presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, October 4–7, 2007, San Diego, California, USA (abstract no. 346).