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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population at entry.

From: Adjuvant interferon gamma in patients with pulmonary atypical Mycobacteriosis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

Characteristic IFN gamma N = 18 Placebo N = 14
Age (yrs), median ± IQR 62 ± 11 57 ± 18
Male gender 13 (72.2%) 11 (78.6%)
White 16 (88.9%) 11 (78.6%)
BMI (Kg/m2), mean ± SD 21.1 ± 3.5 18.7 ± 2.8
Toxic habits   
Smokers 5 (27.8%) 7 (50.0%)
Alcohol 1 (5.6%) 5 (35.7%)
Organism   
M. avium complex 17 (94.4%) 13 (92.9%)
M. fortuitum-cheloneae 1 (5.6%) 0
M. kansasii 0 1 (7.1%)
Months since diagnosis, median ± IQR 30 ± 40 40 ± 34
Respiratory tract history   
Asthma 0 2 (14.3%)
Tuberculosis 2 (11.1%) 0
Minimum pleurotomy 2 (11.1%) 0
Right superior lobectomy 0 1 (7.1%)
Emphysematous bullous disease 1 (5.6%) 0
Fibroemphysema 0 1 (7.1%)
Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis 1 (5.6%) 0
Pneumothorax 1 (5.6%) 0
  1. BMI: Body mass index.