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Table 1 Underlying cause of death and median survival days among 249 culture-proven tuberculosis (TB) mortality cases

From: Tuberculosis mortality: patient characteristics and causes

Underlying cause of death Number (%) Median survival days (range)
TB 43 (17.2) 20 (1–423)
Non-TB 206 (82.7) 55 (1–704)
 Malignancy 98 (39.3) 57 (1–704)
 Bacterial infection 32 (12.8) 55 (1–206)
 CVA 20 (8) 62 (2–544)
 Hepatic failure 12 (4.8) 75 (9–365)
 Renal failure 10 (4) 57 (4–136)
 Cardiovascular disease 9 (3.6) 50 (1–270)
 Autoimmune 6 (2.4) 45 (6–269)
 COPD with respiratory failure 5 (2) 30 (1–88)
 HIV/AIDS 2 (0.8) 31 (17–45)
 Others* 12 (4.8) 87 (7–472)
Total 249 45 (1–704)
  1. COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; CVA: cerebral vascular disease; HIV: human immunodeficiency virus; AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
  2. *Including 4, 1 and 7 patients that died of accidents, primary pulmonary hypertension, and unknown causes, respectively.