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Table 1 Bacteremia by age group among persons ≥5 years of age presenting to Lwak Hospital, rural western Kenya, October 2006 - September 2008

From: High rate of pneumococcal bacteremia in a prospective cohort of older children and adults in an area of high HIV prevalence in rural western Kenya

Age in years 5-17 18-34 35-49 ≥50 Total
Number patients 7683 3678 2375 2586 16322
Number blood cultures (% patients) 703 (9.2 ) 275 (7.5 ) 186 (7.8) 137( 5.3) 1301 (8.0 )
Positive blood cultures (% of cultures)a 21 (3.0) 33 (12.0) 22 (11.8) 13 (9.5) 89 (6.8)
Pneumococcus recovered (% of cultures) 11 (1.6) 22 (8.0) 10 (5.4) 9 (6.6) 52 (4.0)
Serotype 1 (% of pneumococci) 9 (81.8) 6 (27.3) 3 (30.0) 4 (44.4) 22 (42.3)
HIV positive/number tested (%) 1/9 (11.1) 12/13 (92.3) 4/5 (80.0) 2/4 (50.0) 19/31 (61.3)
  1. aExcludes contaminants.