Comparison of single and multivariable analysis of predictors of tuberculous meningitis

VariableSingle variable analysisMultivariable analysis
Odds ratioUpperLowerp ValueOdds ratioUpperLowerp Value
Focal weakness 2 3.0016.000.56>0.051.8613.420.26>0.05
Focal weakness 314.001-160 77.602.53<0.017.27* 50.581.05<0.05
GCS 1.301-160  1.541.10<0.011.23*  1.511.01<0.05
SEP 2 2.3317.540.31>0.053.4937.950.32>0.05
SEP 3 6.75* 43.841.04<0.016.9465.210.74>0.05
  • GCS=Glasgow coma score; SEP=somatosensory potential.

  • Category 1 of focal weakness and SEP is taken as reference category. *p<0.05;

  • 1-160 p<0.01.