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Table 4 Distribution of the treatment outcome of patients with cervicofacial NF according to different factors

From: Cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis among patients attending the Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Associated Factors OUTCOME p-value
Died Survived
Age
 0–40 years 9 (39.1%) 14 (60.9%) 0.756
 41+ years 9 (47.4%) 10 (52.6%)
Sex
 Male 14 (45.2%) 17 (54.8%) 0.731
 Female 4 (36.4%) 7 (63.6%)
Underlying systemic condition
 Yes 10 (55.6%) 8 (44.4%) 0.211
 No 8 (33.3%) 16 (66.7%)
Dehydrated on admission
 Yes 17 (56.7%) 13 (43.3%) 0.005
 No 1 (8.3%) 11 (91.7%)
Difficulty in breathing during admission
 Yes 10 (52.6%) 9 (47.4%) 0.349
 No 8 (34.8%) 15 65.2%)
Difficulty in swallowing during admission
 Yes 9 (56.3%) 7 (43.8%) 0.210
 No 9 (34.6%) 17 (65.4%)
 Duration of Hospital stay
≤ 7 days 12 (100%) 0.000
8–21 days 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
≥ 22 days 2 (10%) 18 (90%)