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Table 4 Prevalence of NTM isolates by gender and age

From: Profiling non-tuberculous mycobacteria in an Asian setting: characteristics and clinical outcomes of hospitalized patients in Singapore

  M. abscessus
(n = 195)
M. fortuitum (n = 83) M.
avium (n = 78)
Other NTM (n = 129) M.
fortuitum
M.
avium
Other
NTM
N (%) OR (95%CI)
Male 120 (62) 45(54) 54 (69) 82 (64) 0.74
(0.44–1.24)
1.40
(0.80–2.46)
1.09
(0.6–1.73)
Age (years)
< 30 10 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.11
(0.01–1.83)a
0.11
(0.01–1.95)
0.07
(0.01–1.18)b
31–50 25 (13) 5 (6) 9 (12) 17 (13) 0.44
(0.16–1.18)
0.89
(0.39–1.99)
1.03
(0.53–1.99)
51–70 73 (37) 34 (41) 29 (37) 43 (33) 1.16
(0.69–1.96)
0.99
(0.58–1.70)
0.83
(0.52–1.33)
> 70 87 (45) 44 (56) 40 (51) 69 (54) 1.12
(0.68–1.83)
1.31
(0.77–2.21)
1.43
(0.91–2.23)
  1. aM. abscessus vs. M. fortuitum, p = 0.04
  2. bM. abscessus vs. Other NTM, p = 0.007