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Table 4 Risk factors of Non-tuberculous mycobacteria

From: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in Zambia: prevalence, clinical, radiological and microbiological characteristics

Variable Number (%) Odds ratio [95 % CI] p-value
Smear positive 51 (5.53) 2.01 [1.82–2.21] 0.000
Cough 489 (52.98) 0.804 [0.723–0.895] 0.000
Chest pain 656 (71.07) 1.25 [1.11–1.40] 0.000
Fever at night 324 (35.10) 1.13 [1.01–1.27] 0.027
Unintentional weight loss 329 (35.64) 0.855 [0.763–0.953] 0.007
HIV positive 54 (5.85) 0.941 [0.913–0.970] 0.000