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Table 1 Distribution of nasopharyngeal samples and carriage rates of pneumococcal strains per geographic region.

From: Risk factors for nasopharyngeal carriage of drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae: data from a nation-wide surveillance study in Greece

City/Prefecture Total Number of children sampled Number of pneumococcal strains isolated Carriage rate %
Athens. Attika 932 273 29.29%
Halkida. Evia 271 138 50.92%*
Thessaloniki. Central Macedonia 650 122 18.77%*
Ioannina. Epirus 59 26 44.07%*
Alexandroupolis. Thrace 102 34 33.33%
Herakleion. Crete 96 52 54.17%*
Nafplio-Tripoli-Sparti. Peloponnese 426 101 23.71%
Greece in total 2536 746 29.42%
  1. * flags statistically significant differences at p level of = 0.05. as compared to Attika prefecture