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Table 1 Comparison of Autonomic neuropathy versus no autonomic dysfunction in patients with tetanus.

From: Autonomic nervous system dysfunction predicts poor prognosis in patients with mild to moderate tetanus

Variable ANS group (n = 31) Non ANS group (n = 65) P value
Mean age 39 years 46 years 0.2
Male: Female 23:8 41:24 0.1
Locked jaw 89 (93%) 89 (93%) 0.5
Dysphagia 18 (58%) 39 (60%) 0.12
Ventilation 15 (48%) 28 (43%) 0.09
Death 15 (48%) 10 (15%) 0.002
Complete recovery 10 (32%) 35 (54%) 0.05
Partial recovery 7 (23%) 20 (31%) 0.25