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Volume 22, Number 3—March 2016

Factors Associated with Loss to Follow-up during Treatment for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, the Philippines, 2012–2014

Thelma E. TupasiComments to Author , Anna Marie Celina G. Garfin, Ekaterina V. Kurbatova, Joan M. Mangan, Ruth Orillaza-Chi, Leilani C. Naval, Glenn I. Balane, Ramon Basilio, Alexander Golubkov, Evelyn S. Joson, Woo-jin Lew, Vivian Lofranco, Mariquita Mantala, Stuart Pancho, and Jesus N. Sarol
Author affiliations: Tropical Disease Foundation, Inc., Makati City, the Philippines (T.E. Tupasi, L.C. Naval, G.I. Balane, E.S. Joson, J.N. Sarol Jr.); Department of Health, Manila, the Philippines (A.M.C.G. Garfin, R. Basilio); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (E.V. Kurbatova, J.M. Mangan); Philippine Business for Social Progress–Innovations and Multisectoral Partnership to Achieve Control of Tuberculosis Project, Manila (R. Orillaza-Chi); US Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, DC, USA (A. Golubkov); World Health Organization Philippines, Manila (W.-j. Lew); The Lung Center of the Philippines, Manila (V. Lofranco, S. Pancho); Technical Assistance to the Countries–USAID-funded activity, Manila (M. Mantala)

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Table 3

Univariate analysis of interpersonal factors associated with loss to follow-up during treatment for multidrug-resistant TB, the Philippines, 2012–2014*

Characteristic, from data from patient interviews Total Case-patients† Control-patients† Odds ratio (95% CI) p value
Head of household‡
Yes 91 37 (41.1) 54 (29.7) 1.65 (0.98–2.8) 0.06
53 (58.9)
128 (70.3)

In charge of household budget
Yes 96 32 (35.6) 64 (35.2) 1.02 (0.6–1.72) 0.95
58 (64.4)
118 (64.8)

Social support from family and friends 271 12.07 (3.35)§ 12.87 (2.99)§ 0.92 (0.85–1.00)¶ 0.047

*Boldface indicates significance. TB, tuberculosis.
†No (%) unless noted otherwise.
‡Provided more than half the cost of keeping up a home the year before becoming sick with TB.
§Mean (SD).
¶Odds ratio is per 1 unit increase.

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