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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the 242 children enrolled in the present study

From: Nasopharyngeal carriage, serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae among children from Brazil before the introduction of the 10-valent conjugate vaccine

Risk factor S. pneumoniae carriage
Yes (n=119) No (n=123)
Sex   
  Male 61 68
  Female 58 55
Age   
  < 2 years 31 44
  ≥ 2 years 85 76
Symptomatology at admission in the study   
  Yes 87 92
  No 29 28
Fever   
  Yes 45 42
  No 71 78
Coryza/sneezing   
  Yes 63 60
  No 53 60
Cough/expectoration   
  Yes 66 63
  No 50 57
Fatigue/breathlessness   
  Yes 24 29
  No 92 91
Hipoactivity   
  Yes 20 26
  No 96 94
Chronic or recurrent disease   
  Yes 27 26
  No 89 94
Antibiotics in previous 3 months   
  Yes 35 44
  No 80 76
Prior hospitalization   
  Yes 38 36
  No 77 84
Day care attendancea   
  Yes 92 71
  No 27 52
Young (< 6 years) siblings   
  Yes 61 40
  No 55 80
Received at least 1 dose of PCV7   
  Yes 2 4
  No 113 116
  1. aDay care attendance includes all children of the day care center plus those from hospital whose parents or legal guardians answered “Yes” to question “Does the child attend a day care center?”; PCV7, 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; Data from seven children were not fully available.