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Table 1 Patient characteristics and outcome

From: An outbreak of pneumococcal meningitis among older children (≥5 years) and adults after the implementation of an infant vaccination programme with the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Ghana

Characteristic Category Suspected Cases n (%) Confirmed Cases n (%) S. Pneumoniae n (%) N. Meningitidis n (%) Group B Streptococcus n (%) Mixed pathogen
Gender Female 458 (51.6) 55 (40.4) 43 (41.3) 10 (33.3) 1 (10) 1 (10)
Male 348 (39.2) 54 (39.7) 42 (40.3) 12 (40.0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Unknown 80 (9.0) 27 (19.8) 19 (18.2) 8 (26.6) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Age <1 11 (1.2) 2 (1.4) 2 (1.9) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
1–4 26 (2.9) 4 (2.9) 3 (2.8) 1 (3.3) 0 (0) 0 (0)
5–14 174 (19.6) 35 (25.7) 30 (28.8) 4 (13.3) 1 (100) 0 (0)
15–29 354 (39.9) 44 (32.3) 31 (29.8) 12 (4) 0 (0) 1 (100)
30–59 203 (22.9) 19 (13.9) 16 (15.3) 3 (10) 0 (0) 0 (0)
>60 37 (4.1) 5 (3.6) 3 (2.8) 2 (6.6) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Unknown 81 (9.1) 27 (19.8) 19 (18.2) 8 (26.6) 0 (0) 0 (0)
January 267 (30.1) 74 (54.4) 58 (55.7) 15 (5) 0 (0) 1 (100)
February 499 (56.32) 30 (22.0) 22 (21.1) 7 (23.3) 1 (100) 0 (0)
Unknown 100 (11.28) 27 (19.8) 19 (18.2) 8 (26.6) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Outcome Alive 711 (80.2) 76 (55.8) 60 (57.6) 14 (46.6) 1 (10) 1 (100)
Dead 75 (8.4) 33 (24.2) 25 (24.0) 8 (26.6) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Unknown 100 (11.2) 27 (19.8) 19 (18.2) 8 (26.6) 0 (0) 0 (0)