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Table 5 Factors associated with treatment success in the patients with pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex disease

From: The influence of environmental exposure on the response to antimicrobial treatment in pulmonary Mycobacterial avium complex disease

Variable Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
  OR (95% CI) P value OR (95% CI) P value
High soil exposure Reference    
Low soil exposure 13.13 (3.27-88.87) <0.0001 13.46 (3.24-93.43) 0.0001
Positive smear Reference    
Negative smear 2.86 (1.09-7.87) 0.03 2.97 (1.02-9.13) 0.047
  1. OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval. Low soil exposure is defined as no exposure or less than 2 hours per week after the start of treatment.