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Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009

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Effect of Free Treatment and Surveillance on HIV-Infected Persons Who Have Tuberculosis, Taiwan, 1993–2006

Shu-Hui Tseng, Donald Dah-Shyong Jiang, Hao-Seong Hoi, Hsiu-Yun Lo, and Kao-Pin HwangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan (S.-H. Tseng, D.D.-S. Jiang, H.-S. Hoi, H.-Y. Lo); Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (S.-H. Tseng); Chang Gung Memorial Hospital—Kaohsiung Medical Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (K.-P. Hwang)

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Table 2

Cox regression model of possible risk factors for death among persons coinfected with HIV and tuberculosis, Taiwan, 1993–2006

Risk factor Hazard ratio 95% Confidence interval p value
Sex (F) 1.462 0.292–7.303 0.6438
Age (>45 y) 2.907 1.162–7.272 0.0226
Sputum smear positive 2.722 1.008–7.349 0.0482
Pulmonary radiograph abnormal 7.006 0.848–57.916 0.0708
Pulmonary tuberculosis 3.169 0.641–15.674 0.1573
Heterosexual 2.049 0.794–5.290 0.1333
Before availability of free highly active antiretroviral therapy* 8.398 2.170–32.508 0.0021
Before implementation of national web-based surveillance reporting and management system† 7.664 2.115–27.768 0.0019

*1993–1996.
†1998–2000.

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