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Table 5 Characteristics of Streptococcus agalactiae infections from various studies

From: Streptococcus agalactiae in adults at chiang mai university hospital: a retrospective study

Characteristics Present study
N = 82
2006-2009
Greece5
N = 26
1995-1999
Taiwan7
N = 94
2001-2003
Japan8
N = 52
1998-2007
Spain9
N = 51
1985-1994
Thailand11
N = 78
1997-2001
1. Demographic data       
Study population Adults Non-pregnant adults Non-pregnant adults Non-pregnant adults Non-pregnant adults Non-pregnant adults
Age (years) (mean, range) 48.5 (17-83) 57.7 (18-84) 64.7 (22-89) 62 (29-90) 63.3 (21-88) 55 (16-83)
Male (N, %) 42 (51.2) - 46 (48.9) 27 (52.9) 27(53) 34 (43.6)
2. Underlying diseases (N, %)       
Diabetes 17 (20.7) 7 (20.6) 40 (42.6) 25 (48) 14 (27.5) 28 (36)
Malignancy 8 (9.8) 8 (23.5) 41 (43.6) 12 (23) 17 (33.3) 20 (26)
Cirrhosis 2 (2.1) - 15 (16) 6 (11.5) 18 (35.3) 7 (9)
Chronic renal diseases 10 (12.2) 1 (2.9) - 9 (17.3) 8 (17.7) 4 (5)
3. Site of infection (N, %)       
Bloodstream 29 (35.4) 2 (7.7) 32 (34) 12 (23) 20 (39.2) 24 (30.8)
Skin and subcutaneous 19 (23.2) 1 (3.8) 30 (31.9) 26 (50) 8 (15.7) 19 (24.4)
Lung 0 (0) 2 (7.7) 9 (9.6) - 5 (9.8) 7 (9.0)
Trachea 1 (1.2) - - - - -
Peritoneal cavity 1 (1.2) 1 (3.8) 7 (7.4) 1 (1.9) 5 (9.8) 6 (7.7)
Joint 8 (9.8) - 3 (3.2) - - 19 (24.4)
Meninges 8 (9.8) - 2 (2.1) 2 (3.8) - 2 (2.6)
Urinary tract 5 (6.1) 13 (50) 3 (3.2) 3 (5.8) 6 (11.8) 1 (1.3)
Endocardium 0 - 4 (4.3) 1 (1.9) 1 (2) 7 (9.0)
4. Mortality (N, %) 12 (14.6) 1 (3.9) 19 (20.2) 8 (15.4) 17(33.3) 19 (24.3)