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Table 4 Characteristics of the primary school children with GAS positive versus GAS negative throat swab culture in Sissa sub-county, Wakiso

From: Prevalence of group a streptococcus pharyngeal carriage and clinical manifestations in school children aged 5–15 yrs in Wakiso District, Uganda

Characteristic GAS positive N (%) GAS negative N (%) OR(95% C.I) P value
Sex
 Male 23 (33.8) 126(42.3) 1.43(0.83–2.49) 0.200
 Female 45 (66.2) 172(57.7)   
Age
 < 10y 32(47.1) 162(54.4) 1.34(0.79–2.27) 0.277
 > 10 yr 36(52.9) 136(45.6)   
History of fever
 Yes 4 (5.9) 15(5) 1.18(0.38–3.67) 0.776
 No 64 (94.1) 283(95)   
Cough
 Yes 31 (45.6) 110(36.9) 1.43(0.84–2.44) 0.185
 No 37 (54.4) 188(63.1)   
Sore throat
 Yes 8 (11.8) 61(20.5) 0.52(0.24–1.14) 0.098
 No 60 (88.2) 237(79.5)   
Palatal petechae
 Yes 2 (2.9) 23(7.7) 0.36(0.08–1.58) 0.159
 No 66 (97.1) 275(92.3)   
Tonsillar enlargement
 Yes 6(8.8) 50(16.8) 0.48(0.20–1.17) 0.100
 No 62(91.2) 248(83.2)   
Cervical adenopathy
 Yes 9(13.2) 57(19.1) 0.64(0.30–1.17) 0.254
 No 59 (86.8) 241(80.9)