TABLE 2.

Multivariate Analysis of Social and Demographic Characteristics and TST Positivity of US-Born New School Entrants in NYC, School Years 1991–1998 (n = 515 005*)

Tested (n [%])TST+ ≥10 mm (n [%])ORadjusted (95% CI)
Age (y)
 3–5413 223 (80.2%)1721 (0.4%)1.0
 6–1182 671 (16.1%)539 (0.7%)1.6 (1.4–1.7)
 12–1619 111 (3.7%)293 (1.5%)3.7 (3.3–4.2)
Race
 White94 074 (18.3%)246 (0.3%)1.0
 Black116 777 (22.7%)626 (0.5%)1.8 (1.5–2.1)
 Asian27 946 (5.4%)213 (0.8%)2.8 (2.4–3.4)
 Hispanic136 500 (26.5%)769 (0.6%)1.9 (1.7–2.2)
 Native American912 (0.2%)4 (0.4%)1.6 (0.6–4.3)
 Other8800 (1.7%)45 (0.5%)1.8 (1.3–2.5)
 Unknown129 996 (25.2%)650 (0.5%)1.7 (1.5–2.0)
Type of school
 Nonpublic76 277 (14.8%)236 (0.3%)1.0
 Public406 089 (78.9%)2149 (0.5%)1.6 (1.4–1.8)
 Unknown32 639 (6.3%)168 (0.5%)1.5 (1.2–1.8)
 Total515 005 (100.0%)2553 (0.5%)
  • * For 20.5% of students, birthplace was not reported.