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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients with Mycobacterium avium comlex lung disease (n = 235)

From: Health-related quality of life is inversely correlated with C-reactive protein and age in Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease: a cross-sectional analysis of 235 patients

  Median (interquartile range) or number (%)
Age, years 69 (64–76)
Disease duration, years 5 (3–10)
Sex, female 190 (80.8)
Body mass index, kg/m2 19.5 (17.5–21.2)
Mycobacterium species  
Mycobacterium avium 128 (54.5)
Mycobacterium intracellulare 12 (5.1)
 MAC 95 (40.4)
Smoking status  
 Never 215 (91.5)
 Former 20 (8.5)
 Current 0 (0)
Charlson comorbidity index 3 (3–4)
Underlying pulmonary diseases  
 Asthma 8 (3.4)
 COPD 2 (0.9)
 Interstitial lung disease 1 (0.4)
 Lung cancer 2 (0.9)
 Old pulmonary TB 23 (9.8)
Treatment status  
 Never treated 110 (46.8)
 Previously treated 45 (19.1)
 Currently treated 80 (34.0)
Bacterial status in the previous year  
 Positive smear 78 (33.2)
 Positive culture 132 (56.1)
%FVC, % 95.7 (80.1–108.0)
%FEV1, % 87.3 (72.7–99.1)
%DLCO, % 88.7 (78.2–104.6)
  1. MAC Mycobacterium avium complex, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, TB tuberculosis, FVC functional volume capacity, FEV 1 forced expiratory volume in 1 s, DL CO diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide