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Table 1 Clinical characters of pulmonary TB suspects who underwent bronchoscopy

From: Indicators for prediction of Mycobacterium tuberculosis positivity detected with bronchoalveolar lavage fluid

Final diagnosis Number Age (mean ± SD) Male (%)
Active pulmonary TB 1146 35.0 ± 13.5 636 (55.5%)
Cured tuberculosis 78 42.9 ± 13.3 51 (65.4%)
NTM 25 45.5 ± 15.9 8 (32.0%)
Other lung disease 290 41.4 ± 15.1 170 (58.6%)
 Pneumonia 193 40.9 ± 15.9 111 (57.5%)
 Lung cancer 34 49.8 ± 13.9 21 (61.8%)
 Othersa 62 38.4 ± 11.5 38 (61.3%)
Total 1539 36.8 ± 13.9 865 (56.2%)
  1. TB tuberculosis, NTM nontuberculosis mycobateria
  2. aOthers included sarcoidosis, asthma, bronchiectasis, bronchitis, etc