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Table 5 Symptomatic Non-tuberculous mycobacteria prevalence per 100,000 adult population

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

Variable Prevalence estimate 95 % Confidence interval
Overall 1477 1010–1943
Setting   
 Rural 1927 1244–2611
 Urban 642 332–951
Sex   
 Male 1577 1140–2014
 Female 1403 885–1922
Age group (years)   
 15–24 452 268–639
 25–34 1010 649–1371
 35–44 1394 943–1844
 45–54 2038 1247–2829
 55–64 2803 1575–4032
 65+ 5160 3619–6702
Age group (years) and sex Male Female
 15–34 712 (447–976) 661 (392–930)
 35–54 1911 (1363–2460) 1778 (954–2601)
 55+ 4124 (2822–5426) 3841 (1975–5707)
Wealth quintile   
 Lowest 2582 1628–3535
 Second lowest 2638 1635–3640
 Middle 1773 1121–2424
 Fourth 778 359–1196
 Highest 464 285–643
Education level   
 No schooling 3495 2010–4980
 Primary school 1858 1301–2415
 Secondary school 752 512–992
 Tertiary education 339 19–658
Bacteriological Tuberculosis status   
 Negative 1468 996–1940
 Positive 6773 3453–10093
Smear Tuberculosis status   
 Negative 1479 1007–1951
 Positive 8527 3180–13874
HIV status   
 HIV negative 1549 1008–2090
 HIV positive 2187 1428–2946
 HIV status unknown 1249 863–1635
By Province   
 Central 3222 739–5706
 Copperbelt 309 161–458
 Eastern 695 411–979
 Luapula 2150 524–3777
 Lusaka 729 395–1062
 Muchinga 3794 1818–5771
 Northern 1217 650–1784
 North Western 1688 1077–2299
 Southern 822 294–1349
 Western 9824 3767–15881