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Table 1 Patient Characteristics by Mortality Status (N = 302)

From: Prevalence of and characteristics associated with in-hospital mortality in a Ugandan neurology ward

 AliveDeadTotalP-value
N%N%N%
Total N24681.5%5618.5%302100.0% 
Age (Median/Range)46[9, 95]54[9, 89]47[9, 95].14
Age group      .028
 > =4512751.6%3867.9%16554.6% 
Gender      .33
 Female12852.0%2544.6%15350.7% 
Marital Status      .18
 Married13153.3%2442.9%15551.3% 
 Single4417.9%1017.9%5417.9% 
 Widow/Divorced4819.5%1730.4%6521.5% 
Occupation      .004
 Employed/Farmer7731.3%1017.9%8728.8% 
 Unemployed/Retired239.3%1221.4%3511.6% 
 Student/Housewife4417.9%58.9%4916.2% 
 Peasant3815.4%1425.0%5217.2% 
 Missingb6426.0%1526.8%7926.2% 
Smoking Status      .22
 Never18976.8%3664.3%22574.5% 
 Currently Smokes3213.0%1017.9%4213.9% 
 Length of Stay (Days, Mean/SD)a8.817.26.67.68.415.9.14
 Length of Stay (Days, Median/Range)6[1, 249]4[0, 47]6[0, 249].016
Discharge Status      N/A
 Functional Status Improved18675.6%  18661.6% 
 Functional Status Worsened31.2%  31.0% 
 Functional Status unchanged176.9%  175.6% 
 Transferred to another service197.7%  196.3% 
 Dead  56100.0%5618.5% 
 Left against medical advice218.5%  217.0% 
Any Past Medical History16165.4%3562.5%19664.9%.86
Past Medical History (N = 290)
 Stroke2410.0%611.8%3010.3%.71
Neurologic trauma
 Head Trauma52.1%23.9%72.4%.36
 Spinal Cord Insult10.4%00.0%10.3%1.00
Non-communicable disease
 Atrial Fibrillation00.0%12.0%10.3%.18
 Myocardial Infarction10.4%00.0%10.3%1.00
 Liver Disease00.0%00.0%00.0%N/A
 Seizure/Convulsion3414.2%47.8%3813.1%.26
 Psychiatric Illness93.8%23.9%113.8%1.00
Communicable disease
 Syphilis00.0%00.0%00.0%N/A
 Malaria2510.5%713.7%3211.0%.50
 Schistosomiasis00.0%00.0%00.0%N/A
 TB83.3%35.9%113.8%.42
 Pneumonia00.0%00.0%00.0%N/A
 HIV4217.6%815.7%5017.2%.75
 Cryptococcus/MAI/PJPc20.8%00.0%20.7%1.00
  1. aSD Standard deviation
  2. bMissing group was not counted in Chi-square calculation
  3. cMAI Mycobacterium Avium-intracellulare, PJP Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia