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Volume 28, Number 8—August 2022

Incidence of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Infection, by Ethnic Group, Hawaii, USA, 2005–2019

Rebekah A. Blakney, Emily E. Ricotta, Timothy B. Frankland, Stacey Honda, Adrian Zelazny, Katrin D. Mayer-Barber, Samantha G. Dean1, Dean Follmann, Kenneth N. Olivier, Yihe G. Daida, and D. Rebecca PrevotsComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (R.A. Blakney, E.E. Ricotta, A. Zelazny, K.D. Mayer-Barber, S.G. Dean, D. Follmann, K.N. Olivier, D.R. Prevots); Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (T.B. Frankland, S. Honda, Y.G. Daida)

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Table 4

Cox proportional hazards regression of risk for NTM-PI among Kaiser Permanente Hawaii beneficiaries, Hawaii, USA, 2005–2019*

Category Only White reference, aHR (95% CI)† Only Asian reference, aHR (95% CI)† Not Asian reference, aHR (95% CI)‡
Body mass index§
M 0.96 (0.94–0.99) 0.96 (0.94–0.99) 0.97 (0.95–0.99)
0.91 (0.89–0.93)
0.91 (0.89–0.93)
0.91 (0.89–0.93)
Only White Referent 0.77 (0.64–0.92) NA
Only Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.9 (0.62–1.3) 0.69 (0.48–1) NA
Only Asian 1.3 (1.1–1.6) Reference NA
Any Asian NA NA 1.3 (1.1–1.5)

*Models adjusted for pulmonary condition (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, hypersensitivity pneumonia, other unclassified lung diseases); malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus, and lung; disorders involving the immune mechanism. aHR, adjusted hazard ratio; NA, not applicable; NTM-PI, nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infections. †No. modeled = 161,465; no. NTM-PI cases = 554. ‡No. modeled = 220,493; no. NTM-PI cases = 709. §No. missing: only Asian and only White reference = 25,503; not Asian reference = 35,112.

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1Current affiliation: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

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