TABLE 4.

Distribution of the most important Candida species in various age groups

SpeciesNo. (%) of isolates found in age (yr) group:
<11-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960-6970-79≥80
C. albicans 72 (91)25 (71)22 (69)43 (75)83 (77)90 (66)129 (71)179 (71)221 (68)114 (57)
C. glabrata 1 (3)3 (5)7 (7)12 (9)22 (12)27 (11)52 (16)62 (31)
C. tropicalis 1 (3)1 (3)9 (8)9 (7)14 (8)24 (19)27 (8)9 (5)
C. parapsilosis 6 (8)7 (20)3 (9)5 (9)8 (7)13 (10)10 (6)12 (5)12 (4)6 (3)
Total no. of isolates in each group79353257108136182251324199