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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and NTM lung diseases

From: Comparative chest computed tomography findings of non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung diseases and pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with acid fast bacilli smear-positive sputum

  Pulmonary tuberculosis n = 75 NTM lung disease n = 20 Pvalue
Age, years 65.57 ± 18.20 67.60 ± 14.63 0.647
Male 58 (77.3) 11 (55.0) 0.047
Ever smoker 24 (32.0) 3 (15.0) 0.134
Diabetes mellitus 14 (18.7) 3 (15.0) 1.000
Malignancy 3 (4.0) 0 (0.0) 1.000
Autoimmune disease 2 (2.7) 1 (5.0) 0.512
COPD 9 (12.0) 4 (20.0) 0.463
Pneumoconiosis 1 (1.3) 1 (5.0) 0.378
  1. Numbers in parentheses are percentages. NTM: non-tuberculosis mycobacterium; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.