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Table 1 Demographic and household characteristics of the study participants

From: Pneumococcal carriage among HIV infected children in Accra, Ghana

Parameter Number %
Age (mean = 5.8 ± 3.3 years)
  < 5 years 21 17.8
 5–9 years 27 22.9
  ≥ 9 years 70 59.3
Gender
 Male 61 51.7
 Female 57 48.3
Current school attendance 102 86.4
Religion
 Christian 99 83.9
 Moslem 19 16.1
Resident type
 Compound house 87 73.7
 Self contained 31 26.3
No. of persons in house (mean = 17 ± 13)
  < 5 9 7.6
 5–10 40 33.9
 11–20 34 28.8
 21–30 15 12.7
 31–40 10 8.5
 40 8 6.8
Exposure to passive smoking 23 19.5