Table 2

 Comparison of clinical signs in vaccinated and unvaccinated children

BCG scarOR (95% CI)p value
AbsentPresent
*Significant.
†Values are mean (SD). A two sample t test was used for comparison of means.
‡Values are n (%). χ2 tests were used for comparison of proportions.
No of children9654
Weight for age %†67.9 (13.8)70.5 (12.8)0.470
Glasgow Coma Scale score†8.76 (2.7)10.2 (3.4)0.010*
Fundus blurring/papilloedema‡40 (41.6)21 (38.8)1.1 (0.5 to 2.3)0.739
Fundus pallor/atrophy‡22 (22.9)14 (25.9)0.8 (0.4 to 2.0)0.678
Meningeal signs‡64 (66.6)35 (64.8)1.1 (0.5 to 2.2)0.818
Focal deficits‡38 (39.5)11 (20.3)2. 6 (1.1 to 6.0)0.016*
Cranial nerve palsy‡40 (41.7)18 (33.3)1.4 (0.7 to 2.8)0.353
Generalised ↑ tone‡68 (70.6)32 (59.2)1.7 (0.8 to 3.6)0.148
Clonus‡20 (20.8)17 (31.4)0.6 (0.2 to 1.3)0.146
Plantar extensor‡81 (84.3)40 (74.0)2.0 (0.8 to 5.1)0.087
Abnormal movements‡30 (31.2)12 (22.2)1.6 (0.7 to 3.7)0.237
Decerebration‡25 (26.0)11 (20.3)1.4 (0.6 to 3.3)0.435
Signs of ↑ intracranial tension‡42 (43.7)16 (29.6)1.8 (0.9 to 4.0)0.088