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Table 4 Comparison analysis of comorbidities and clinical features between patients with NTM disease and NTM colonization

From: Characterization of non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease in Nanjing district of China

  Confirmed case (n = 87) Not meet ATS/IDSA criteria (n = 67)
Male 51 (58.6%) 40 (59.7%)
Female 36 (41.4%) 27 (40.3%)
Age (median) 60 (20–82) 66 (19–87)
Radiographic characteristic
 Cavity 33 (37.9%) 25 (37.3%)
 Nodule 33 (37.9%) 28 (41.8%)
 Bronchiectasis 34 (39.1%) 26 (38.8%)
Comorbidities
 Previous TB 56 (64.4%)* 30 (44.8%)*
 HIV positive 17 (19.5%)* 0*
Clinical features
 Cough and Expectoration 68 (78.1%) 50 (74.6%)
 Hemoptysis 17 (19.5%) 16 (23.9%)
 Chest Congestion 8 (9.2%) 6 (9.0%)
 Shortness of breath 9 (10.3%) 3 (4.5%)
 Fever 24 (27.6%)* 9 (13.4%)*
  1. *indicates p < 0.05 for comparison between columns by Chi-square test