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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of predictors for 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

CT findings Odds ratio 95% CI   
Bronchiectasis and cystic changes 33.035 3.010-362.552 Favor NTM  
Pleural effusion 0.198 0.038-1.031 Favor PTB  
Random nodules 0.074 0.019-0.296 Favor PTB  
  1. CI = confidence interval; PTB = pulmonary tuberculosis; NTM = nontuberculous mycobacterium.