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Volume 21, Number 8—August 2015

Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Patients for Whom First-Line Treatment Failed, Mongolia, 2010–2011

Claudia C. DoblerComments to Author , Sarah Korver, Ochirbat Batbayar, Batiargal Nyamdulam, Sodnomdarjaa Oyuntsetseg, Bold Tsolmon, Bazarragchaa Surmaajav, Byambaa Bayarjargal, and Ben J. Marais
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (C.C. Dobler); NHMRC Center of Research Excellence in Tuberculosis Control, University of Sydney, Sydney (C.C. Dobler, B.J. Marais); National Centre for Communicable Diseases, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (S. Korver, O. Batbayar, B. Nyamdulam, S. Oyuntsetseg, B. Tsolmon, B. Surmaajav, B. Bayarjargal); Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, Sydney (B.J. Marais)

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Table 2

Bivariate and multivariate analysis of factors associated with multidrug-resistant TB among patients for whom first-line tuberculosis treatment failed

Characteristic MDR TB cases/treatment failures* Unadjusted odds ratio (95% CI) p value Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)† p value
M 27/96 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference)
2.09 (1.06-4.11)
2.19 (1.01-4.74)
Age, y
≥35 15/72 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference)
3.29 (1.62-6.71)
2.42 (1.11-5.27)
Unemployed, prisoner, homeless 25/105 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference)
Employed, student 27/44 5.08 (2.39-10.81) <0.001 4.59 (2.04-10.31) <0.001

*MDR TB, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
†Multivariate analysis adjusted for gender, age, and occupation. Persons <18 years of age were excluded when we adjusted for occupation.

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