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Table 1 Prevalence of NTM infection in different regions based on geographic areas of China

From: Nontuberculous mycobacteria in China: incidence and antimicrobial resistance spectrum from a nationwide survey

Regions Isolates NTM NTM Rate (95% CI) P-value
RGM SGM RGM Rate (95% CI) SGM Rate (95% CI)
South 3709 287 7.7 (6.9‒8.6) < 0.01
126 161 43.9 (38.3‒49.7) 56.1 (50.3‒61.7) < 0.01
North 1208 30 2.5 (1.7‒3.5)  
2 28 6.7 (1.9‒2.1) 93.3 (78.7‒98.2)  
Coastal 2207 236 10.7 (9.5‒12.1) < 0.01
118 118 50.0 (43.7‒56.3) 50.0 (43.7‒56.3) < 0.01
Inland 2710 81 3.0 (2.4‒3.7)  
10 71 12.4 (6.9‒21.3) 87.7 (78.7‒93.2)  
  1. Provinces locate in northern region: Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning, Shanxi, Shandong, Henan, Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Tibet, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, Xinjiang 
  2. Provinces locate in southern region: Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hainan
  3. Provinces locate in coastal region: Tianjin, Liaoning, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Shandong, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hebei
  4. Provinces locate in inland region: Beijing, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Tibet, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, Xinjiang
  5. NTM nontuberculous mycobacteria, RGM rapid growing mycobacteria, SGM slow growing mycobacteria