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Table 2 Predictors of mortality among TB patients in Mekelle city, Northern Ethiopia, 2012–2016

From: Time to death and risk factors among tuberculosis patients in Northern Ethiopia

Variables Death status AHR 95% CI p-value
Alive Died
Type of TB
 Pulmonary TB 300 (93.5) 21 (6.5) 1 1 1
 EPTB 382 (85.3) 66 (14.7) 17.376 3.88–77.86 < 0.001*
ART status for TB/HIV coinfection
 ART non user 62 (75.6) 20 (24.4) 1 1 1
 ART user 176 (91.2) 17 (8.8) 1.663 0.542–5.1 0.374
CPT
 No 52 (71.2) 21 (28.8) 1 1 1
 Yes 204 (90.7) 21 (9.3) 0.15 0.03–0.74 0.02*
  1. AHR adjusted hazard ratio, CI confidence interval, ART antiretroviral therapy, CPT cotrimoxazole prophylaxis therapy, TB tuberculosis, EPTB extra-pulmonary tuberculosis
  2. * Statistical significance at p < 0.05