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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients with TB requiring intensive care

From: Mortality among patients with tuberculosis requiring intensive care: a retrospective cohort study

  Nonsurvivors (n = 44) Survivors (n = 23) p-value
Age, yr 44.2 ± 13.8 41.2 ± 14.8 0.414
Male sex 20 (45.5) 10 (43.5) 0.999
White race 34 (77.3) 14 (60.9) 0.259
< 8 yr of schooling 32 (82.1) 18 (85.7) 0.999
Current smoker 11 (26.8) 9 (45.0) 0.259
Presence of any comorbidity 39 (88.6) 19 (82.6) 0.481
HIV 30 (71.4) 16 (72.7) 0.999
CD4 count 91 (83-229) 45.5 (25.5-116.8) 0.079
Alcoholism 13 (29.5) 12 (52.2) 0.121
Drug use 7 (15.9) 6 (26.1) 0.344
Diabetes 5 (11.4) 1 (4.3) 0.656
Corticosteroid use 6 (13.6) 0 0.087
Transplantation 3 (6.8) 0 0.546
Renal chronic disease 2 (4.5) 1 (4.3) 0.999
Hepatic disease 1 (2.3) 0 0.999
Desnutrition 1 (2.3) 3 (13.0) 0.113
Neoplasia 2 (4.5) 0 0.542
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD, n (%), or median (interquartile range). HIV: human immunodeficiency virus.