Mortality among tuberculosis patients on treatment in Singapore.

  title={Mortality among tuberculosis patients on treatment in Singapore.},
  author={Serena Low and Li Wei Ang and Jeffrey L Cutter and Lubuulwa James and Cynthia B E Chee and Yee Tang Sonny Wang and Suok Kai Chew},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={13 3},
OBJECTIVE To identify the risk factors associated with mortality among tuberculosis (TB) patients on treatment in Singapore. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study of 7433 TB patients notified and started on TB treatment from 2000 to 2006 was conducted. Cox regression analysis was used to determine independent risk factors for mortality. RESULTS Of 7433 patients who started TB treatment between 2000 and 2006, there were 884 deaths (11.9%) from any cause. Older age, male sex, being in a long… CONTINUE READING
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