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Table 1 Carriage rate of S. pneumoniae , by age group, in children ≤6 years attending nurseries and kindergartens in Accra and Tamale, Ghana

From: Penicillin resistance and serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniaein Ghanaian children less than six years of age

Age group (months) Accra Carriage of two distinct serotypesTamale
Total number of children Number of children with carriage of S. pneumoniae(%) [95% CI] Number of children with multiple serotypes (%) Total number of children Number of children with carriage of S. pneumoniae(%) [95% CI] Number of children with multiple serotypes (%)
0-11 4 4 (100) 2 (50) 3 2 (67) 0
(40-100%) (13-98%)
12-23 33 20 (61) 1 (3) 40 16 (40) 0
(42-77%) (25-57%)
24-35 71 30 (42) 3 (4) 66 21 (32) 0
(31-55%) (21-44%)
36-47 135 46 (34) 4 (3) 132 43 (33) 2 (1)
(26-43%) (25-41%)
48-59 158 35 (22) 0 184 48 (26) 2 (1)
(16-29%) (20-33%)
Unknown 20 8 (40) 0 2 1 (50) 0
(19-64%) (1-99%)
Total 421 143 (34) 10 (2) 427 131 (31) 4 (1)
(30-39%) (26-35%)