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Table 1 Demographic specifics of the study population

From: The influence of Streptococcus pneumoniae nasopharyngeal colonization on the clinical outcome of the respiratory tract infections in preschool children

  Site Total
EDa Vilnius Kaunas Panevėžys Alytus Klaipėda
Samples, n 264 173 159 223 18 63 900
Positive samplesb, n (%) 121 (45.8) 86 (49.7) 52 (32.7) 82 (36.8) 2 (11.1) 24 (38.1) 367 (40.8)
Mean age, months (SD) 33.52 (16.45) 32.32 (16.33) 34.35 (18.84) 37.91 (17.57) 49.13 (15.37) 39.00 (18.57) 35.20 (17.45)
Males, n (%) 154 (58.3) 89 (51.5) 81 (50.9) 120 (53.8) 14 (77.8) 34 (54.0) 492 (54.7)
Females, n (%) 110 (41.7) 84 (48.5) 78 (49.1) 103 (46.2) 4 (22.2) 29 (46.0) 408 (45.3)
DCC attendance, n (%) 149 (56.7) 110 (64.7) 113 (71.1) 177 (79.4 %) 14 (87.5) 45 (73.8) 608 (67.6)
Antimicrobial use, n (%) 98 (39.2) 74 (43.3) 59 (37.3) 112 (50.2) 1 (12.5) 17 (28.8) 361 (40.1)
  1. aED–Emergency Department of Children’s Hospital, Affiliate of Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos. b Positive nasopharyngeal samples for Streptococcus pneumoniae