Year Frequency(%) Year specific mortality rate No(%)
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
24(12.1)
34 (17.1)
40 (20.1)
45 (22.6)
56 (28.1)
 7(29.2)
5 (14.7)
6 (15.0)
7 (15.6)
8 (14.3)
Total 199 (100.00)  
Aetiology    
Frequency N (%) Mortality N (%)
Tuberculosis
Cardiac failure
Parapneumonic
Malignancies
Chronic kidney diseases
Chronic liver diseases
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Pulmonary embolism
Unknown
84 (42.21)
28 (14.07)
28 (14.07)
24 (12.06)
10 (5.02)
8 (4.02)
4 (2.01)
4 (2.01)
3 (1.51)
6 (3.02)
6 (18.2)
5 (15.1)
2 (6.1)
11(33.3)
3 (9.1)
2 (6.1)
1 (3.0)
0 (0.0)
2 (6.1)
1 (3.0)
Total 199 (100.00) 33 (100.00)
Table 3: Year specific mortality rate, Aetiology and mortality in patients with pleural effusion
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