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Table 3 Median length of hospital stay per clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of patients (n = 432)

From: Factors influencing the length of hospital stay during the intensive phase of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment at Amhara regional state hospitals, Ethiopia: a retrospective follow up study

Characteristics Category Median (IQR) LOS in days
HIV co-infection Yes 71(34 to 112)
No 59 (36.5 to 96)
Registration group New 53 (32 to 78)
Previously treated 36 (37 to 102)
Functional status at admission Working 32 (14 to 80)
Ambulatory 61 (37 to 89)
Bed ridden 95 (47 to 137)
Baseline BMI Low 62 (37 to 102)
Normal 60 (35 to 93)
Overweight 49 (28.5 to 84.5)
Chronic medical illness Yes 80 (37 to 112)
No 61 (36 to 99)
Adverse drug effects (ADE) Yes 66(41 to 112)
No 42(31 to 78)
Form of TB Pulmonary 63.5 (37 to 105)
Extra pulmonary 35.5 (14.5 to 53.5)
Age in years < 24 56 (36 to 98)
25–34 64 (33.5 to 97)
35–44 63.5 (42 to 102)
≥45 62 (32 to 122)
Housing condition Homeless 112 (55 to 98)
Had housing 61 (36 to 98)
Alcohol drinking Yes 66.5 (34 to 120)
No 61 (36 to 97)
Adverse drug effects Gastro-intestinal upset 67.5 (41 to 112.5)
Electrolyte disturbance 74 (41 to 157)
Nephrotoxicity 70 (36 to 99)
Psychosis 60.5 (38.5 to 97)
Arthralgia 61 (37 to 111)
Neuropathy 78 (51 to 126)
Ototoxicity 77.5 (40.5 to 101.5)