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Volume 24, Number 3—March 2018

Increasing Prevalence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Respiratory Specimens from US-Affiliated Pacific Island Jurisdictions1

Chunrong Lin2Comments to Author , Chad Russell, Bruce Soll, Dominic Chow, Sapna Bamrah, Richard Brostrom, Wesley Kim, Jerry Scott, and Matthew J. Bankowski3
Author affiliations: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (C. Lin, C. Russell, B. Soll, D. Chow, W. Kim, J. Scott, M.J. Bankowski); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (S. Bamrah, R. Brostrom); Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc., Aiea, Hawaii, USA (W. Kim, M.J. Bankowski); Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu (W. Kim, M.J. Bankowski)

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Table 3

Rate ratios for positive mycobacteria cultures per year in US-affiliated Pacific Islands, August 2007–December 2011

Variable Unadjusted
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.

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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

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