Table 1.

Nasopharyngeal carriage of S. pneumoniae in healthy children and adults in two Chilean cities

Age groupSantiagoTemuco
ContactDay careDay care and hospital staffa
No. testedNo. positive%No. testedNo. positive%No. testedNo. positive%
0–2 yr26114297575935514
2–4 yr18844103636120525
5–7 yr48173510330
7–15 yr4511246233
Adults65693825
 Total2025326200120601071716
  • a Children, aged 0 to 15 years, were in day care; adults were healthy health care workers.