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Table 3 Case fatality rate of presumed toxoplasma encephalitis and associated factors

From: Toxoplasma encephalitis in HIV/AIDS patients admitted to the Douala general hospital between 2004 and 2009: a cross sectional study

  N Number of death % Death of study population OR (95% CI) P value
Age      
<40 63 22 22.7 1 0.1
>40 34 7 7.2 0.5 (0.2 – 1.3)
Sex      
Female 51 11 11.8 1 0.06
Male 46 18 18.6 2.3 (0.9 – 5.8)
Altered sensorium      
No 74 16 16.5 1 0.002
Yes 23 13 13.4 4.7 (1.6 – 13.5)
Focal signs      
No 33 4 4.1 1 0.006
Yes 64 25 25.8 4.6 (1.4 – 15.6)
Seizures      
No 41 7 7.2 1 0.02
Yes 56 22 22.7 3.1 (1.1 – 8.6)
Neck stiffness      
No 82 21 21.6 1 0.03
Yes 15 8 8.2 3.3 (1.1 – 10.2)
CD4 cell count      
>100/mm3 26 3 3.1 1 0.001
<100/mm3 71 26 26.8 4.4 (1.5 – 16.9)
Total 97 29 29.9 / /