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Table 2 Classification of URTI pathogens among different age groups

From: Diversity of upper respiratory tract infections and prevalence of Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization among patients with fever and flu-like symptoms

Age(years) Positive Case Viral Only(%) Viral + Bacterial(%) Bacterial only(%) Co-infection(%) Double infection(%) Triple infection(%)
0–5 31 28 (90.3) 1 (3.2) 2(6.5) 2(6.5) 1 (3.2) 1 (3.2)
5–18 30 22 (73.3) 3 (10.0) 5(16.7) 4(13.3) 4(13.3) 0 (0.0)
18–45 162 125 (77.2) 13 (8.0) 24(14.8) 21(13.0) 20(12.3) 1 (0.6)
45–65 108 94 (87.0) 5 (4.6) 9(8.3 12(11.1) 12(11.1) 0 (0.0)
> 65 41 35 (85.4) 3 (7.3) 3(7.3) 6(14.6) 5(12.2) 1 (2.4)
total (%) 372 304 (81.7) 25 (6.7) 25(6.7) 45(12.1) 42(11.3) 3 (0.8)
p (Pearson’s X2)   p = 0.107 p = 0.674 p = 0.281 p = 0.838 p = 0.671 p = 0.293
  1. Significant difference between a specific age group vs. all other age groups was identified using Pearson’s X2