TABLE 3.

Multivariate Analysis of Social and Demographic Characteristics and TST Positivity of Foreign-Born New School Entrants in NYC, School Years 1991–1998 (n = 112 081*)

Tested (n [%])TST+ ≥10 mm (n [%])ORadjusted (95% CI)
Age (y)
 3–529 758 (26.6%)1580 (5.3%)1.0
 6–1148 439 (43.2%)3911 (8.1%)1.5 (1.5–1.6)
 12–1633 884 (30.2%)4922 (14.5%)3.0 (2.8–3.2)
Type of school
 Nonpublic5021 (4.5%)260 (5.2%)1.0
 Public97 960 (87.4%)9273 (9.5%)1.7 (1.5–1.9)
 Unknown9100 (8.1%)880 (9.7%)1.7 (1.5–2.0)
TB incidence in birthplace
 Low37 463 (33.4%)2917 (7.8%)1.0
 High72 895 (65.0%)7297 (10.0%)1.6 (1.5–1.6)
 Unknown1723 (1.5%)199 (11.6%)2.3 (1.5–3.7)
BCG coverage in birthplace
 Low (<80%)35 521 (31.7%)2522 (7.1%)1.0
 High (≥80%)74 869 (66.8%)7687 (10.3%)1.3 (1.3–1.4)
 Unknown1691 (1.5%)204 (12.1%)0.9 (0.6–1.4)
 Total112 081 (100.0%)10 413 (9.3%)
  • * For 20.5% of students, birthplace was not reported.