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Table 2 Number of samples, male:female ratio, number (isolation rate %) of S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae, total number of deaths, discharges and case fatality rate (CFR) for different age groups. Pneumococcal serotypes that were isolated more than once in an age group are listed

From: Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae in paediatric meningitis patients at Goroka General Hospital, Papua New Guinea: serotype distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility in the pre-vaccine era

Age (mo) Number M:F Pnc (%) Hib (%) Predominant Pnc serogroups (n) Died Discharged CFR
0–5 892 1.60:1 95 (10.7) 55 (6.2) 2 (16); 5 (15); 14 (5); 12 (5); 7(4); 9(4) 54 519 9.4
6–11 452 1.40:1 36 (8.0) 76 (16.8) 2 (5); 24 (5); 46 (4); 7 (3) 24 297 7.5
12–23 187 1.25:1 17 (9.1) 12 (6.4) 6 (4); 2 (2) 18 114 13.6
24–59 197 1.37:1 18 (9.1) 5 (2.5) 18(2) 17 128 11.7
60+ 145 1.56:1 14 (9.0) 4 (2.7) 2 (2); 7 (2); 18 (2) 9 98 8.4
ANR 11 2.67:1 0 (0) 1 (9.1)   0 2 0.0
  1. CFR based on available data in hospital records. Denominator excludes those who absconded
  2. ANR Age not recorded. Pnc: pneumococcus