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Table 7 Clinical and autopsy cause of death by month since starting TB treatment for 190 deaths among men with possible TB 1 , by HIV status, n (%)

From: Timing, rates, and causes of death in a large South African tuberculosis programme

  HIV negative or unknown HIV positive on ART HIV positive not on ART TOTAL
  1st month 2nd-6th month TOTAL 1st month 2nd-6th month TOTAL 1st month 2nd-6th month TOTAL  
Clinical Cause of Death
TB 3 (50) 1 (33) 4 (44) 10 (56) 23 (61) 33 (59) 18 (56) 58 (62) 76 (61) 113 (59)
Non-TB natural deaths 2 (33) 2 (67) 4 (44) 8 (44) 14 (37) 22 (39) 14 (44) 34 (37) 48 (38) 74 (39)
Unnatural deaths 1 (17) 0 1 (11) 0 1 (3) 1 (2) 0 1 (1) 1 (1) 3 (2)
Autopsy Cause of Death
TB 1 (33) 0 1 (25) 5 (36) 8 (44) 13 (41) 6 (35) 17 (32) 23 (33) 37 (35)
Non-TB natural deaths 1 (33) 1 (100) 1 (50) 9 (64) 10 (56) 19 (59) 11 (65) 36 (68) 47 (67) 68 (64)
Unnatural deaths 1 (33) 0 1 (25) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1)
No autopsy done 3 2 5 4 20 24 15 40 55 84
  1. 1190 men included 118 treated for the first time and 72 retreated with possible TB (see Table 1 footnote 1 for definitions used).
  2. Italics give numbers of deaths without percentages.