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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics

From: Risk factors for carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children

Characteristics/variables Categories Frequency (%)
Gender Boy 207 (51.5)
Girl 195 (48.5)
Age < 1 year 130 (32.3)
1–2 123 (30.6)
> 2 years 149 (37.1)
Nationality Both parents Cypriots 273 (67.9)
Others 128 (31.9)
Missing 1(0.2)
Breastfeeding Yes 300 (74.6)
No 97 (24.1)
Missing 5 (1.2)
Exposure to smoking Yes 142 (35.3)
No 255 (63.4)
Missing 5 (1.2)
Day care attendancea Yes 170 (42.3)
No 226 (56.2)
Missing 6 (1.5)
Siblings No 168 (42.5)
1 140 (35.4)
> = 2 87 (22.0)
Vaccinated Full 91 (22.6)
Incomplete 53 (13.2)
No 226 (56.2)
Missing 32 (16)
Origin of specimen From a public center 241 (60.3)
From the private sector 159 (39.8)
Colonized Yes 142 (35.3)
No 260 (64.7)
  1. aIncludes children who were supervised during the morning hours by an adult who also cared for at least 3 other children
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