Table 3

 Comparison of investigative findings 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
Cerebrospinal fluid
    Cells†140.9 (156.6)210.9 (288.4)0.019*
    Polymorphonuclear leucocytes %†35.4 (31.4)32.7 (33.0)0.431
    Protein†134.3 (143.9)135.1 (189.7)0.403
    Sugar†37.3 (20.9)38.3 (21.4)0.306
X ray chest (miliary or consolidation)‡26 (27.0)14 (25.9)1.0 (0.4 to 2.4)0.923
Computed tomography scan
    Hydrocephalus‡94 (97.9)54 (100)0.0 (0.0 to 7.3)0.285
        Communicating‡44 (45.8)16 (29.6)2.0 (0.9 to 4.3)0.051
        Obstructive‡44 (45.8)31 (57.4)0.6 (0.3 to 1.3)0.173
    Basal enhancement‡81 (84.3)44 (81.4)1.2 (0.5 to 3.2)0.648
        Degree of enhancement:
        1410.425
        2155
        33017
        431
    Periventricular leak‡70 (72.9)37 (68.5)1.2 (0. 6 to 2.7)0.567
    Tuberculoma‡8 (8.3)4 (7.4)1.1 (0.3 to 4.8)0.840
    Infarct‡17 (17.7)9 (16.6)1.1 (0.4 to 2.9)0.871
    Ventricular size
        0110.457
        1115
        23215
        3165