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Table 3 Univariate Cox proportional hazard regression analyses associated with survival

From: The prognostic significance of nutritional status using malnutrition universal screening tool in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis

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
  1. HR: hazard ratio; CI: confidence interval; TB: tuberculosis; CRP: C-reactive protein;
  2. MUST: Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool.