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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of the potential factors influence hospitalization rates of the 356 TB patients

From: High admission rates and heavy inpatient service costs of urban tuberculosis patients in eastern China

Independent variables β SE P-value OR 95% CI
Gender (Compare with female) 0.412 0.277 0.137 1.510 0.877–2.599
Age (Compare with <30)    0.167 1.000  
 Age 30–44 0.038 0.440 0.931 1.039 0.438–2.460
 Age 45–59 0.757 0.394 0.054 2.132 0.986–4.611
 Age 60+ 0.380 0.383 0.322 1.462 0.689–3.099
Occupation (Compare with Mental labourer)    0.304 1.000  
 Manual labourer 0.352 0.533 0.509 1.422 0.501–4.037
 Retire 0.707 0.542 0.192 2.027 0.701–5.864
 Unknown 1.018 0.718 0.156 2.768 0.678–11.297
Patient category (Compare with new patients) −0.043 0.380 0.909 0.958 0.455–2.015
Residence (Compare with native) −0.038 0.249 0.878 0.962 0.591–1.567
Sputum smear test (Compare with Negative) 1.274 0.261 0.000 3.576 2.143–5.968
Health insurance (Compare with UEBMI)    0.012 1.000  
 URBMI 0.147 0.280 0.598 1.159 0.670–2.005
 Student 3.397 1.177 0.004 29.865 2.976–1299.701
 Without insurance 0.834 0.415 0.045 2.302 1.021–5.192