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Table 1 Comparison of subjects in different diagnostic disease categories

From: Assessment of nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization does not permit discrimination between Canadian children with viral and bacterial respiratory infection: a matched-cohort cross-sectional study

  Viral infection syndrome
(n = 160)
Pneumonia, indeterminate, nonsevere
(n = 179)
Pneumonia, indeterminate, severe
(n = 134)
Bacterial infection syndrome
(n = 34)
Age category
  < 2 y 93 (58%) 76 (43%) 49 (37%) 2 (5.9%)
 2 to <5 y 36 (22%) 65 (37%) 43 (32%) 18 (53%)
 5 to < 10 y 22 (14%) 36 (20%) 26 (19%) 8 (24%)
 10 y and over 9 (5.6%) 1 (0.56%) 16 (12%) 6 (18%)
Pneumococcus detected?
 Yes 63 (39%) 103 (58%) 48 (36%) 13 (38%)
 No 97 (61%) 76 (42%) 86 (64%) 21 (62%)
Median genomic load (25–75%ile) in those with detectable pneumococcal colonization, log copies/mL 6.12 (4.63–6.89) 6.30 (5.06–7.17) 5.80 (5.30–6.94) 6.26 (5.05–7.63)
Pneumococcal genomic load
 0–3 log copies/mL 98 (61%) 80 (45%) 87 (65%) 21 (62%)
 3–6.9 log copies/mL 48 (30%) 61 (34%) 35 (26%) 9 (26%)
  > 6.9 log copies/mL 14 (8.8%) 38 (21%) 12 (9.0%) 4 (12%)
  1. Bold indicates differences between categories, p < 0.001