Table 2

β Coefficients, p values, and odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) of five factors found to be independently associated with tuberculous meningitis on logistic regression analysis

β Coeffp ValueOR (95% CI)
Prodromal stage ⩾ 7 days2.33< 0.00510.3 (3.8 to 27.9)
Fundal optic atrophy0.23< 0.0051.3 (1.1 to 1.5)
Focal deficit1.75< 0.0055.8 (1.9 to 17.7)
Extrapyramidal movements2.94< 0.00518.9 (4.2 to 84.9)
CSF leucocytes < 50% polymorphs3.41< 0.00530.2 (9.9 to 91.6)
  • CSF, cerebrospinal fluid.