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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the studied cohort

From: Strategy using a new antigenic test for rapid diagnosis of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection in respiratory samples from children consulting at hospital

CharacteristicsNumeric data
Demographic characteristics
 - No. of subjects196
 - mean age in years (range)1.99 (0–15)
 - median age in years0.83
 - interquartile in years0.18–2.88
 - sex ratio M/F1.23
Main symptom for consulting (%)
 - dyspnea92 (46.9)
 - cough39 (19.9)
 - hyperthermia77 (39.3)
 - othera36 (18.4)
Antibiotic treatment before inclusion (%)23 (11.7)
Chest radiography (%)124 (63.3)
 - pulmonary condensation32
 - interstitial syndrome54
 - extra-pulmonary abnormal image17
 - no abnormal image21
Hospital unit at inclusion (%)
 - emergency unit187 (95.4)
 - intensive care unit9 (4.6)
Hospitalized patients (%)154 (78.6)
Average length of hospital stay in days7.8
Biological inflammatory syndrome (%)63 (31.2)
Pneumonia (%)86 (43.9)
S. pneumoniae pneumonia (%)23 (11.7)
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