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Table 3 Difference in secondary outcome variables between discharged patients and those who left the hospital against medical advice or were referred to other centres, in patients treated as bacterial meningitis at teaching hospitals in Ethiopia, 2011–2015

From: Adjunctive dexamethasone therapy in unconfirmed bacterial meningitis in resource limited settings: is it a risk worth taking?

Discharge outcome GOS, N (%) Neurologic sequelae, N (%) Impaired GCS, N (%)
2 3 4 5 P Yes No P Yes No P
LAMA/referred 21 (33.9) 6 (9.7) 20 (32.3) 15 (24.2) <0.001 16 (25.8) 46 (74.2) <0.001 13 (21.0) 49 (79.0) <0.001
Discharged 1 (0.4) 3 (1.1) 19 (6.9) 254 (91.7) 18 (6.5) 259 (93.5) 2 (0.7) 275 (99.3)