TABLE 4

Disease-related event numbers for non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease patients compared with matched controls

Control group without NTM-PD#Incident NTM-PD patientsDifference (95% CI)RoM (95% CI)p-value+SMD %
SumMean (95% CI)SumMean (95% CI)
Outpatient treatment cases40 55232.44 (31.25–33.63)525842.06 (37.38–46.74)9.62 (5.59–13.65)1.30 (1.28–1.31)<0.0001−43.86
Outpatient treatment
cases (general practitioner)
14 58011.66 (11.28–12.05)167013.36 (11.97–14.75)1.70 (0.41–2.99)1.15 (1.14–1.15)0.0237−24.22
Outpatient treatment
cases (chest physicians)
3990.32 (0.24–0.40)4743.79 (2.84–4.75)3.47 (3.09–3.86)11.88 (11.18–12.62)<0.0001−166.71
Inpatient cases14151.13 (1.01–1.25)4283.42 (2.71–4.14)2.29 (1.86–2.73)3.02 (2.94–3.11)<0.0001−96.82
Emergency hospital admissions4840.39 (0.34–0.44)1411.13 (0.84–1.42)0.74 (0.55–0.93)2.91 (2.79–3.04)<0.0001−72.88
Sick leave days33 26926.62 (22.98–30.25)889771.18 (51.23–91.12)44.56 (10.25–64.64)2.67 (2.55–2.81)<0.0001−62.72
Sick pay days10 7108.57 (5.92–11.22)340427.23 (12.20–42.26)18.66 (3.55–33.78)3.18 (2.60–3.89)0.0137−35.76
Hospital days10 0358.03 (6.84–9.22)557644.61 (31.61–57.60)36.58 (31.04–42.12)5.56 (5.27–5.86)<0.0001−121.58
  • NTM-PD: non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease; RoM: ratio of the mean; SMD: standardised mean group difference. #: n=1250; : n=125; +: two-sided Wilcoxon–Mann–Whitney.