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Table 1 Characteristics and diagnostic delay of 91 NTM patients

From: Diagnostic delay of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infection in China

Patient characteristics N. (%) (N. = 91) Median diagnostic delay (Days) p
Sex    
Male 67 (73.6) 86  
Female 24 (26.4) 77 0.86
Age (years)    
1-17 1 (1.1) 101  
18-25 19 (20.9) 66  
26-45 23 (25.3) 81  
46-65 34 (37.4) 91  
>65 14 (15.3) 99 0.71
Inhabited areas    
Urban 61 (67.0) 73  
Rural 30 (33.0) 135 <0.01
First visiting hospitals/clinics    
Tertiary 45 (49.5) 70  
Secondary 20 (22.0) 82  
Primary 26 (28.5) 120 <0.05