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Table 1 General characteristics of the study subjects

From: Routinely detected indicators in plasma have a predictive effect on the identification of HIV-infected patients with non-tuberculous mycobacterial and tuberculous infections

Variable   TB NTM P-value
Subjects n 113 127  
Sex Male 98 115 0.349
Female 15 12
Age (years) 41(30.5–52.5) 41(32–52) 0.707
Onset at diagnosis (days) 60(45–90) 60 (40–90) 0.435
TB or NTM infection Pulmonary 64 106 <0.001
Extrapulmonary 15 6
Pulmonary and extrapulmonary 34 15
CD4 T cell count Median (IQR) 40 (21–85) 38 (11–121) 0.744
(cells/μl) < 50 65 (57.5%) 71 (55.9%) 0.896
≥ 50 48 (42.5%) 56 (44.1%)
Antiretroviral therapy YES 42 55 0.333
NO 71 72