TABLE 1

Study Population

n (%)
TotalGAS-Positivea
Age (N = 1848)b
    3–4 y249 (13)68 (27)
    5–9 y766 (41)304 (40)
    10–14 y579 (31)148 (26)
    15–18 y254 (14)33 (13)
    All1848 (100)553 (30)
Gender (N = 1834)c
    Female969 (53)278 (29)
    Male865 (47)267 (31)
  • a Hospital laboratory BAP culture-positive for GAS.

  • b The sum of age group proportions equals 99% because of rounding. The mean age was 9.28 years (median: 9.00 years).

  • c Gender was not recorded for 14 patients.