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Table 1 Distribution of nasopharyngeal samples and carriage rates of pneumococcal strains per geographic region.

From: Risk factors for nasopharyngeal carriage of drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae: data from a nation-wide surveillance study in Greece

City/Prefecture Total Number
of children sampled
Number of pneumococcal
strains isolated
Carriage rate
%
Athens.
Attika
932 273 29.29%
Halkida.
Evia
271 138 50.92%*
Thessaloniki.
Central Macedonia
650 122 18.77%*
Ioannina.
Epirus
59 26 44.07%*
Alexandroupolis.
Thrace
102 34 33.33%
Herakleion.
Crete
96 52 54.17%*
Nafplio-Tripoli-Sparti.
Peloponnese
426 101 23.71%
Greece in total 2536 746 29.42%
  1. * flags statistically significant differences at p level of = 0.05. as compared to Attika prefecture