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Volume 14, Number 6—June 2008

Research

Tuberculosis from Mycobacterium bovis in Binational Communities, United States

Timothy C. Rodwell*Comments to Author , Marisa Moore†‡, Kathleen S. Moser†, Stephanie K. Brodine§, and Steffanie A. Strathdee*
Author affiliations: *University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, USA; †County of San Diego Health and Human Services, San Diego, California, USA; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Diego, California, USA; §San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA;

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Table 3

Odds ratios from final logistic regression model of variables correlated with TB
 from Mycobacterium bovis versus M. tuberculosis, San Diego County, California, 2001–2005*

Risk factors M. bovis vs. M. tuberculosis
(n = 130 vs. n = 1,186)
OR (95% CI) p value
Age group, y (ref >65 y) 0.002
0–4 2.43 (0.81–7.28) 0.11
5–14 4.38 (1.38–13.9) 0.01
15–24 1.06 (0.45–2.49) 0.90
25–44 0.68 (0.31–1.45) 0.32
45–64
0.50 (0.21–1.15)
0.10
Race/ethnicity (ref = white) <0.001
Hispanic 7.97 (2.36–26.93) <0.001
Asian 0.08 (0.01–0.76) 0.03
Black 0 0.99
Other
0
0.99
Extrapulmonary disease 4.51 (2.36–8.62) <0.001
Normal chest radiograph results 3.16 (1.63–6.11) <0.001
Multisite disease
4.31 (2.54–7.3)
<0.001
HIV status† (ref = negative) 0.13
Positive 1.75 (0.93–3.29) 0.08
Unknown 0.87 (0.48–1.58) 0.65

*n = 1,316. TB, tuberculosis; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; ref, referent.
†Variable not significant in multivariate analysis.

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