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Table 4 Causes of death by partner type

From: Mortality in members of HIV-1 serodiscordant couples in Africa and implications for antiretroviral therapy initiation: Results of analyses from a multicenter randomized trial

  HIV-1 infected (%) HIV-1 uninfected (%)
Trauma or Injury 3 (4%) 7 (28%)
Pneumonia and other respiratory illness 14 (19%) 1 (4%)
Malaria 5 (7%) 0 (0%)
Tubercμlosis 12 (16%) 4 (16%)
Gastrointestinal infections and related disorders 9 (12%) 1 (4%)
Other infections 6 (8%) 1 (4%)
Other medical 25 (34%) 11 (44%)
All Deaths 74 (100%) 25 (100%)
  1. ¶ “Other medical” conditions included any other conditions that coμld not be explicitly ascribed to the other categories of medical illness based on the available data, and did not resμlt from trauma. Examples of causes of death that were included in the ‘other medical’ category include the following site reports: 1) “Death following a short illness. Was asthmatic”; 2) “Death following severe headache.” 3) “Participant hospitalized with abdominal pains, headache, and joint pains. Died on the same day”. 4) “Sharp left sided chest pain and vomiting for 2 days, leading to death.” 5) “Death after admission due to gastroenteritis and hepatic encephalopathy, died on day of admission.”
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