Spatial clusters of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease in the United States.

@article{Adjemian2012SpatialCO,
  title={Spatial clusters of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease in the United States.},
  author={Jennifer Adjemian and Kenneth N. Olivier and Amy E Seitz and Joseph O. Falkinham and Steven M Holland and D. Rebecca Prevots},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={186 6},
  pages={553-8}
}
RATIONALE Prevalence of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial (PNTM) disease varies by geographic region, yet the factors driving these differences remain largely unknown. OBJECTIVES To identify spatial clusters of PNTM disease at the county level and to describe environmental and sociodemographic factors predictive of disease. METHODS PNTM cases identified from a nationally representative sample of Medicare Part B beneficiaries from 1997 to 2007 were geocoded by county and state of… CONTINUE READING