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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of Beta-haemolytic streptococci isolates

From: Incidence of macrolide–lincosamide–streptogramin B resistance amongst beta-haemolytic streptococci in The Gambia

  n (%)
Sex
 Female 55 (49.5%)
 Male 56 (50.5%)
 Totala 111 (100%)
Age
 Less than 3 months 5 (5.1%)
 3 months to <5 years 32 (32.7%)
 5 to <15 years 12 (12.24%)
 15 to <35 years 16 (16.3%)
 35+ years 15 (15.3%)
 Otherb 18 (18.4%)
 Total 98 (100%)
Year isolated
 2004 4 (2.2%)
 2005 1 (0.5%)
 2006 7 (3.8%)
 2007 29 (15.6%)
 2008 38 (20.4%)
 2009 51 (27.4%)
 2010 24 (12.9%)
 2011 21 (11.3%)
 2012 11 (5.9%)
 Total 186 (100%)
Source of isolation
 Blood culture 21 (11.3%)
 Ear swab 34 (18.3%)
 Aspirates 8 (4.3%)
 Throat swab 15 (8.1%)
 Wound swab 85 (45.7%)
 CSF 1 (0.5%)
 Urine 9 (4.8%)
 Othersc 13 (7.0%)
 Total 186 (100%)
  1. a75 isolates, although tested for antibiotic susceptibility, had missing records for sex and were thus excluded from the table
  2. bOther comprised 18 subjects, for whom age was recorded in source document as child (3/18) or adult (15/18)
  3. cOthers comprised high vaginal swabs, nasal swabs, oral swabs, serum, skin swabs, sputum, eye swabs