Characteristics Defaulted from anti-TB
    Yes N (%) No N (%) C OR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Sex Male 301 (23.98) 954 (76.02) 1 1
  Female 226 (21.56) 822 (78.44) 0.87 (0.72, 1.06) 0.85 (0.68, 1.07)
Age group 0-14 110 (19.03) 468 (80.97) 1 1
  15-24 121 (22.83) 409 (77.17) 1.26 (0.94, 1.68) 1.09 (0.74,1.59)
  25-34 154 (23.77) 494 (76.23) 1.33 (1.01, 1.75) 0.95 (0.60, 1.50)
  35-44 76 (23.90) 242 (76.10) 1.34 (0.96, 1.86) 0.99 (0.53, 1.85)
  45-54 44 (26.99) 119 (73.01) 1.57 (1.05, 2.36) 0.99 (0.44, 2.23)
  55-64 16 (32.00) 34 (68.00) 2.00 (1.07, 3.76) 0.83 (0.26, 2.62)
  >64 6(37.50) 10 (62.50) 2.55 (0.91, 7.17) -
TB type SPPTB 134 (21.86) 479 (78.14) 1 1
  SNPTB 267 (23.06) 891 (76.94) 1.07 (0.85,1.36) 0.66 (0.12, 3.58)
  EPTB 125 (23.63) 404 (76.37) 1.11 (0.84, 1.46) 1.43 (0.09, 20.39)
TB patient category New 486 (22.74) 1,651 (77.26) 1 1
  Relapse default 12 (18.75) 52 (81.25) 0.78 (0.42, 1.48) 0.78 (0.40, 1.53)
  Transfer in 1 (50.00) 1 (50.00) 3.39 (0.21, 54.4) 3.14 (0.19, 50.38)
  other 17 (27.87) 44 (72.13) 1.31 (0.74, 2.32) 1.18 (0.62, 2.26)
Smear result Positive 133 (21.80) 477 (78.20) 1 1
  Negative 269 (23.13) 894 (76.87) 1.08(0.85,1.37) 1.15 (0.29, 4.52)
Year of treatment 1998 146 (31.88) 312 (68.12) 1 1
  1999 47 (14.24) 283 (85.76) 0.36 (0.25, 0.51) 0.35 (0.23, 0.53)
  2000 90 (21.53) 328 (78.47) 0.57 (0.43, 0.79) 0.63 (0.45, 0.89)
  2001 120 (24.14) 377 (75.86) 0.68 (0.51, 0.90) 0.69 (0.49, 0.97)
  2002 124 (20.67) 476 (79.33) 0.56 (0.42, 0.74) 0.55 (0.39, 0.75)
AOR=Adjusted odds ratio, CI=confidence interval, N=number, TB=tuberculosis, COR=Crude odds ratio
Table 7: Factors associated with default rate among registered TB patients in Gambella regional hospital, Ethiopia.