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Volume 17, Number 6—June 2011

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Outcome Predictors in Treatment of Yaws

Oriol MitjàComments to Author , Russell Hays, Anthony Ipai, David Gubaila, Francis Lelngei, Martin Kirara, Raymond Paru, and Quique Bassat
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Lihir Medical Centre, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea (O. Mitjà, R. Hays, A. Ipai, D. Gubaila, F. Lelngei, M. Kirara, R. Paru); Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Barcelona, Spain (Q. Bassat)

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Table 2

Association between characteristics of case-patients and Treponema pertenue infection treatment failure, Papua New Guinea, January–September 2009*

Characteristic No. (%) patients treated
Univariate analysis
Multivariate analysis
Success, n = 114 Failure, n = 24 OR (95% CI) p value OR (95% CI) p value
Mean age, y (SD) 9.54 (4.69) 10.13 (2.96) 0.58 (−1.39 to 2.56) 0.56 NA NA
Male sex 69 (60.5) 12 (50.0) 0.65 (0.27–1.58) 0.34 NA NA
Lived in a high-incidence village 69 (60.5) 21 (87.5) 4.57 (1.29–16.20) 0.02 3.75 (1.02–13.76) 0.04
Secondary yaws 49 (43.0) 14 (58.3) 1.86 (0.76–4.53) 0.17 1.01 (0.37–2.75) 0.99
Clinical healing 108 (94.7) 24 (100.0) NA 0.59 NA NA
Positive family history 27 (23.7) 9 (37.5) 1.93 (0.76–4.91) 0.17 1.91 (0.70–5.28) 0.20
VDRL titer <32 67 (58.8) 21 (87.5) 4.91 (1.39–17.41) 0.01 4.05 (1.06–15.38) 0.04

*p<0.05 was considered significant. OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; NA, not applicable; VDRL, Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test.

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