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Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009

Research

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria–associated Lung Disease in Hospitalized Persons, United States, 1998–2005

Megan E. Billinger, Kenneth N. Olivier, Cecile Viboud, Ruben Montes de Oca, Claudia Steiner, Steven M. Holland, and D. Rebecca PrevotsComments to Author 
Author affiliations: George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA (M.E. Billinger); National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (K.N. Olivier, C. Viboud, R. Montes de Oca, S.M. Holland, D.R. Prevots); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA (C. Steiner)

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Table 1

Results of Poisson regression modeling for trends in pulmonary NTM, HCUP-SID, USA, 1998–2005*

Group Sex Annual % change Wald 95% CI p value
State
California M –1.5 –4.0–1.3 0.24
F –1.5 –3.3–0.3 0.10
New York M –2.7 –5.9–0.54 0.10
F 4.5 1.1–8.2 0.0097
Florida M 3.2 0.76–5.7 0.010

F
6.3
3.1–9.9
0.00010
Age group, y
50–59 M –2.7 –4.8 to –0.61 0.0118
F 0.14 –1.4–1.7 0.8629
60–69 M –1.5 –3.1–0.01 0.0490
F 4.6 1.2–8.0 0.0069
70–79 M 5.3 2.5–8.2 0.0001
F 5.5 2.9–8.2 <0.0001
>80 M 0.65 –3.0–4.4 0.7327
F 2.5 –0.62–5.7 0.1177

*NTM, nontuberculous mycobacteria; HCUP, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project; SID, state inpatient databases; CI, confidence interval. The scaled Pearson χ2 (value/df) was 1 for all items.

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