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Table 4 Distribution of socio-demographic and health history characteristics of cases of tuberculosis with multimorbidity according to TB treatment outcome status in Brazil, 2011

From: Prevalence and patterns of multimorbidity among tuberculosis patients in Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Cured Notcured p value
   n (%) n (%)  
Gender (454) Female 137 (72.1) 53 (27.9) 0.032*
  Male 165 (62.5) 99 (37.5)  
Age (454) <20 years 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3) 0.032**
  20 –39 years 37 (68.5) 17 (31.5)  
  40-59 years 141 (73.4) 51 (26.6)  
  > 60 years 122 (59.5) 83 (40.5)  
Skin color (419) White 111 (60.9) 71 (39.1) 0.065*
  Non-white 165 (69.6) 72 (30.4)  
School level (267) Illiterate 19 (57.6) 14 (42.4) 0.217*
  1 – 4 years 71 (66.4) 36 (33.6)  
  5 – 8 years 48 (71.6) 19 (28.4)  
  > 8 years 42 (76.4) 13 (23.6)  
  Not applicable 2 (40.0) 3 (60.0)  
Area of residence (319) Urban 195 (66.5) 98 (33.5) 0.280*
  Rural 20 (76.9) 6 (23.1)  
Institutionalization (444) No 290 (68,2) 135 (31.8) 0.018*
  Yes 8 (42.1) 11 (57.9)  
HIV (293) Negative 192 (74.1) 67 (25.9) <0.001*
  Positive 14 (41.1) 20 (58.9)  
Alcoholism (432) No 238 (68.2) 111 (31.8) 0.583*
  Yes 54 (65.1) 29 (34.9)  
  1. MM Multimorbidity, HIV Human immunodeficiency virus, TB Tuberculosis.
  2. *Pearson chi-square test.
  3. **Likelihood-ratio chi-square test.