The incidence of pulmonary disease due to mycobacteria other than tuberculosis (TB) in Canada has not been documented.
To determine the incidence of pulmonary disease due to mycobacteria in the nonimmunocompromised population of British Columbia.
A retrospective cohort study of 110 cases of mycobacteria infection other than TB identified from 1991 to 1995.
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Division of TB Control.
The overall incidence rate of infection with mycobacteria other than TB was 0.63 10-5/year. This incidence rate was significantly higher among women (relative risk [RR]=2, P=0.0006) and in those aged 55 years or older (RR=8, P