Table 3

Univariate Cox proportional hazard regression analyses associated with survival
Variables HR 95% CI P value
Gender (female) 3.119 0.900–10.804 0.073
Age (years) 1.105 1.023–1.192 0.011
Body mass index (kg/m2) 0.862 0.680–1.093 0.22
Underlying disease
Malignant disease 1.953 0.247–15.455 0.526
Diabetes mellitus 0.678 0.086–5.352 0.712
Presence of hypoxemia on admission 1.549 0.196–12.255 0.678
Smear positive 1.307 0.165–10.341 0.8
Radiological findings
bilateral involvement 1.809 0.384–8.526 0.454
cavitation 1.164 0.328–4.133 0.814
effusion 0.507 0.064–4.007 0.519
Laboratory findings
Total Protein (g/dL) 0.589 0.290–1.198 0.144
Albumin (g/dL) 0.41 0.176–0.954 0.038
Cholinesterase (U/L) 0.992 0.982–1.002 0.106
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 0.735 0.536–1.008 0.056
CRP (mg/dL) 1.094 0.996–1.201 0.061
MUST score ≥ 2 4.401 0.557–34.742 0.16
MUST score ≥ 4 14.747 1.860–116.265 0.011

HR: hazard ratio; CI: confidence interval; TB: tuberculosis; CRP: C-reactive protein;

MUST: Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool.

Miyata et al.

Miyata et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:42   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-42

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