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. albicans72 (91)25 (71)22 (69)43 (75)83 (77)90 (66)129 (71)179 (71)221 (68)114 (57)
C. glabrata1 (3)3 (5)7 (7)12 (9)22 (12)27 (11)52 (16)62 (31)
C. tropicalis1 (3)1 (3)9 (8)9 (7)14 (8)24 (19)27 (8)9 (5)
C. parapsilosis6 (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