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Table 1 Patient's clinical characteristics

From: Malaria prevention reduces in-hospital mortality among severely ill tuberculosis patients: a three-step intervention in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

  2005 2006 2007 p-value
Admissions (N°) 427 346 549  
  % % %  
Gender        
M 232 54.3% 203 58.8% 310 56.4% 0.480
F 195 45.7% 143 41.2% 239 43.6%  
Age (years)        
14- 53 12.4% 55 15.9% 92 16.8%  
15-59 325 76.1% 268 77.5% 395 71.9% 0.043
60+ 49 11.5% 23 6.6% 62 11.3%  
Symptoms on admission        
Cough 392 92% 317 91.6% 499 90.8%  
Fever 366 85.7% 294 84.9% 486 88.5% 0.866
Chest pain 319 74.7% 252 72.8% 428 78%  
Weight loss 289 67.7% 248 71.6% 390 71%  
Diagnosis        
TB 306 71.7% 239 69.1% 390 71%  
   Pulmonary TB Smear+ 157   120   195   
   Pulmonary TB Smear- 107   99   150   0.387
   Extra Pulmonary TB 32   20   31   
Lung Disease No TB 94 22% 83 23.9% 110 20%  
Other 27 6.3% 24 7% 49 9%