Volume 24, Number 3—March 2018
Increasing Prevalence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Respiratory Specimens from US-Affiliated Pacific Island Jurisdictions1
|Rate ratio per year (95% CI)||p value||Rate ratio per year (95% CI)||p value|
|Negative culture||1 (referent)||1 (referent)|
|Mycobacterium tuberculosis||0.98 (0.93–1.04)||0.55||0.98 (0.94–1.01)||0.19|
|Nontuberculous mycobacteria||1.57 (1.43–1.74)||<0.001||1.65 (1.54–1.77)||<0.01|
*Adjusted for age, sex, and site.
1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the 2013 American College of Physicians Hawaii Chapter Annual Meeting, January 2, 2013, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
2Current affiliation: Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.
3Current affiliation: Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida, USA