Table 1.

Demographic characteristics of study population according to increasing number of nasopharyngeal swab cultures positive for S. pneumoniaea

SubjectSexNutritionSiblingsDay careAOM (no. of episodes)Colonization (no. of positive samples)b
1.RFFYN11
2.BFBYN01
3.TMBNY01
4.BMBYY31
5.GMBYN41
6.LFBYN02
7.SMFYY32
8.SMBYN52
9.BFBNN03
10.MFBYN23
11.RFFYY33
12.KFFYY43
13.KFFYN64
14.SMFYY64
15.KFBYN25
16.PFFYY35
17.WMFNN45
18.BFFYN55
19.PFFNY58
  • a All individuals were Caucasian. Abbreviations: F, female; M, male; F, formula; B, breast; Y, yes; N, no; AOM, acute otitis media.

  • b The results represent the number of samples positive by culture (a total of 13 samples were obtained from each child).