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Volume 25, Number 10—October 2019

Prevalence of Tuberculosis in Children After Natural Disasters, Bohol, Philippines

Kristy O. Murray, Nina T. Castillo-Carandang, Anna M. Mandalakas, Andrea T. Cruz, Lauren M. Leining, Salvacion R. GatchalianComments to Author , on behalf of the PEER Health Bohol Pediatric Study Team
Author affiliations: Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA (K.O. Murray, A.M. Mandalakas, A.T. Cruz, L.M. Leining); University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines (N.T. Castillo-Carandang, S.R. Gatchalian)

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Table 4

Independent risk factors for being TST positive in multivariate logistic regression analyses in cluster survey of TB in children in areas affected by 2013 natural disasters, Bohol, Philippines*

Variable OR (95% CI) p value
History of contact with a person known to have TB 4.9 (3.8–6.2) <0.001
History of treatment for TB 3.4 (1.7–6.9) <0.001
Older age, 6–14 y 1.6 (1.2–2.0) <0.001
Living on a remote island village 1.5 (1.1–2.1) 0.02

*OR, odds ratio; TB, tuberculosis; TST, tuberculin skin test.

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1Additional members of the PEER Health Bohol Pediatric Study Team who contributed data are listed at the end of this article.

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