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Volume 22, Number 3—March 2016

Factors Associated with Loss to Follow-up during Treatment for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, the Philippines, 2012–2014

Thelma E. TupasiComments to Author , Anna Marie Celina G. Garfin, Ekaterina V. Kurbatova, Joan M. Mangan, Ruth Orillaza-Chi, Leilani C. Naval, Glenn I. Balane, Ramon Basilio, Alexander Golubkov, Evelyn S. Joson, Woo-jin Lew, Vivian Lofranco, Mariquita Mantala, Stuart Pancho, and Jesus N. Sarol
Author affiliations: Tropical Disease Foundation, Inc., Makati City, the Philippines (T.E. Tupasi, L.C. Naval, G.I. Balane, E.S. Joson, J.N. Sarol Jr.); Department of Health, Manila, the Philippines (A.M.C.G. Garfin, R. Basilio); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (E.V. Kurbatova, J.M. Mangan); Philippine Business for Social Progress–Innovations and Multisectoral Partnership to Achieve Control of Tuberculosis Project, Manila (R. Orillaza-Chi); US Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, DC, USA (A. Golubkov); World Health Organization Philippines, Manila (W.-j. Lew); The Lung Center of the Philippines, Manila (V. Lofranco, S. Pancho); Technical Assistance to the Countries–USAID-funded activity, Manila (M. Mantala)

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Table 8

Multivariable analysis of factors associated with loss to follow-up during treatment for multidrug-resistant TB, the Philippines, 2012–2014*

Social ecologic model level, factor Odds ratio (95% CI) p value
Personal factors
Score TB knowledge 0.97 (0.95–0.99)† 0.003
Alcohol abuse
2.84 (1.39–5.80)
Healthcare setting factors
Received assistance from TB program 0.09 (0.03–0.25) <0.001
Score trust/rapport with healthcare worker
0.93 (0.90–0.96)†
Diagnosis and treatment factors
Self-rated severity of vomiting as adverse drug reaction 1.10 (1.01–1.21)‡ 0.03

*TB, tuberculosis.
†Odds ratio is per 1 point increase in cumulative score.
‡Odds ratio is per 1 point increase in severity rating score.

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