Table 3

Organisms isolated in different age groups

OrganismAge groupTotal (204 samples)p Value
5–9 years (54 samples)10–14 years (150 samples)
Viridans streptococci 43 (79.6)117 (78)160 (78.4)0.82
Streptococcus pneumoniae  10 (18.5)24 (16)34 (16.6)0.86
Staphylococcus pyogenes  3 (5.5)8 (5.3)11 (5.3)0.99
Staphylococcus aureus  14 (9.3)18 (8.8)0.90
Corynebacterium diphtheriae  9 (16.6)21 (14)30 (14.7)0.85
Beta-haemolytic streptococci 2 (3.7)5 (3.3)7 (3.4)0.98
Moraxella spp. 21 (38.8)72 (48)93 (45.5)0.45
Neisseria meningitidis  2 (3.7)1 (0.6)3 (1.4)0.89
Klebsiella pneumoniae  3 (5.5)7 (4.6)10 (4.9)0.95
Pseudomonas aeruginosa  0 (0)3 (2.0)3 (1.4)
Enterobacter spp. 0 (0)3 (2.0)3 (1.4)
Citrobacter spp. 1 (1.8)4 (2.6)5 (2.4)0.96
Acinetobacter spp. 1 (1.8)4 (2.6)5 (2.4)0.96
Haemophilus influenzae  2 (1.3)7 (3.4)0.73
Haemophilus parainfluenzae  2 (3.7)3 (2.0)5 (2.4)0.91
Total106288394
  • Figures in parenthesis depict %.