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Table 1 Comparison in demographic and clinical characteristics of NTM patients between slowly growing mycobacteria and rapidly growing mycobacteria at Guangzhou Chest Hospital, China, January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2017

From: Epidemiology of pulmonary disease due to nontuberculous mycobacteria in Southern China, 2013–2016

Characteristics No. of pulmonary NTM cases (%) Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
SGM
(n = 344)
RGM
(n = 263)
OR (95% CI) P value OR (95% CI) P value
Gender
 Female 170 (49.4) 171 (65.0) 0.526 (0.378–0.731) < 0.001 0.608 (0.429–0.862) 0.005
 Male 174 (50.6) 92 (35.0) 1.000 1.000
Age group (years)
 18–40 34 (9.9) 53 (20.2) 1.000 1.000
 40–60 122 (35.5) 106 (40.3) 0.557 (0.337–0.922) 0.023 0.488 (0.287–0.827) 0.008
 > 60 188 (54.7) 104 (39.5) 0.355 (0.217–0.581) < 0.001 0.395 (0.235–0.666) < 0.001
TB history
 No 149 (43.8) 96 (36.5) 1.000   
 Yes 195 (57.4) 167 (63.5) 1.329 (0.953–1.852) 0.093   
Population
 Residence 168 (48.8) 89 (33.8) 1.000 1.000
 Migration 176 (51.2) 174 (66.2) 1.855 (1.331–2.585) < 0.001 1.551 (1.092–2.202) 0.014
Diabetes
 No 328 (95.3) 252 (95.8) 1.000   
 Yes 16 (4.7) 11 (4.2) 0.895 (0.408–1.962) 0.895   
Bronchiectasis
 No 158 (45.9) 93 (35.4) 1.000 1.000
 Yes 186 (54.1) 170 (64.6) 1.553 (1.116–2.16) 0.009 1.521 (1.064–2.176) 0.021
COPD       
 No 326 (94.8) 256 (97.3) 1.000   
 Yes 18 (5.2) 7 (2.7) 0.495 (0.204–1.204) 0.121   
Tumor
 No 321 (93.3) 251 (95.4) 1.000   
 Yes 23 (6.7) 12 (4.6) 0.667 (0.326–1.367) 0.269   
  1. SGM slowly growing mycobacteria, RGM rapidly growing mycobacteria, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, OR odds ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence interval