Volume 15, Number 6—June 2009
Tuberculosis Disparity between US-born Blacks and Whites, Houston, Texas, USA1
|Risk factor||OR||95% CI||p value|
|Years of education||0.93†||0.89–0.96||<0.001|
|Inner city residence‡||1.44||1.13–1.85||0.003|
|Use of public transportation||2.44||1.91–3.11||<0.001|
|Injection drug use¶||0.30||0.16–0.57||<0.001|
|Same-sex sexual behavior||0.28||0.19–0.41||<0.001|
*TB, tuberculosis; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
†ORs per additional year at risk.
‡Defined according to specific zip codes.
§Drinks alcohol daily or nearly daily.
¶Within 6 months before TB diagnosis.
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