Predictors of favorable results in pulmonary tuberculosis treatment (Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, 2001-2004)

Fatores preditivos ao resultado favorável de tratamento da tuberculose pulmonar (Recife-Pernambuco, Brasil, 2001-2004)

Factores predictivos al resultado favorable del tratamiento de la tuberculosis pulmonar (Recife-Pernambuco, Brasil, 2001-2004)

Cinthia Midori Sassaki Lucia Marina Scatena Roxana Isabel Cardozo Gonzales Antonio Ruffino-Netto Paula Hino Tereza Cristina Scatena Villa About the authors

Based on data available in the Information System for Notifiable Diseases, predictive factors of favorable results were identified in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, diagnosed between 2001 and 2004 and living in Recife-PE, Brazil. Uni- and multivariate logistic regression methods were used. In multivariate analysis, the following factors remained: Age (years), 0 to 9 (OR=4.27; p=0.001) and 10 to 19 (OR=1.78; p=0.011), greater chance of cure than over 60; Education (years), 8 to 11 (OR=1.52; p=0.049), greater chance of cure than no education; Type of entry, new cases (OR=3.31; p<0.001) and relapse (OR=3.32; p<0.001), greater chances of cure than restart after abandonment; Time (months) 2, 5-|6 (OR=9.15; p<0.001); 6-|9 (OR=27.28; p<0.001) and More than 9 (OR=24.78; p<0.001), greater chances of cure than less than 5; Health Unit District, DS I (OR=1.60; p=0.018) and DS IV (OR=2.87; p<0.001), greater chances of cure than DS VI.

Tuberculosis; Treatment outcome; Information Systems; Epidemiological surveillance; Equity

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