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Table 2 Risk factors associated with NTM infection among suspected TB patients attending PDCs/hospitals in north-eastern, Tanzania from November 2012 to January 2013

From: Increased isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria among TB suspects in Northeastern, Tanzania: public health and diagnostic implications for control programmes

  OR 95 % CI P value
Gender 0.83 0.42–1.66 0.6
Age 1.02 0.52–2.04 0.95
Location 0.96 0.48–1.9 0.9
Occupation 0.95 0.43–2.1 0.8
HIV positive 3.86 1.79–8.3 0.001*
Previous TB 0.84 0.31–2.26 0.7
  1. OR odd ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. * P value is statistically significant at P < 0.05