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Table 2 Distribution of capsular types among 121 Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates recovered from the nasopharynx of children living in a large metropolitan area in Southeastern Brazil

From: Nasopharyngeal carriage, serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae among children from Brazil before the introduction of the 10-valent conjugate vaccine

Day care center (n=61) Pediatric hospital (n=60)
Serotypes No. (%) Serotypes No. (%)
6B 14 (23.0) 19F 13 (21.7)
15C 8 (13.1) 6A 8 (13.3)
17F 6 (9.8) 14 7 (11.7)
6A 4 (6.6) 23F 7 (11.7)
11A 4 (6.6) 6B 5 (8.3)
14 4 (6.6) 16F 4 (6.7)
6C 3 (4.9) 10A 2 (3.3)
19A 3 (4.9) 15C 2 (3.3)
23B 3 (4.9) 23A 2 (3.3)
15A 2 (3.3) Othersb 9 (15.0)
19F 2 (3.3) NT 1 (1.7)
Othersa 5 (8.2)   
NT 3 (4.9)   
  1. aserotypes 3, 18B, 23A, 29 and 34.
  2. bserotypes 4, 9N, 6C, 12F, 18C, 19A, 34, 35B and 39.
  3. NT non-typeable.