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Table 1 Source of specimens

From: Recommendations for application of Haemophilus influenzae PCR diagnostics to respiratory specimens for children living in northern Australia: a retrospective re-analysis

Study Age Study type Collection years Location Aboriginal or Non-aboriginal Children in original study (number NTHi +ve) Number of children NTHi +ve children included in analysis Specimen type Number phenotypic NTHi +ve specimens
Aa 0–6 years Cross-sectional 2012 Urban Both 564
(185)
173 Np 172
ED 1
B [2] 0–3 years Cross-sectional 2010–2012 Remote Aboriginal 444
(328)
313 Np 308
ED 5
C [2] 5–8 years Cross-sectional 2010–2012 Remote Aboriginal 138
(133)
80 N 78
ED 4
D [10] 0–7 months RCT cohort 2011–2013 Remote Aboriginal 63
(57)
57 Np 132
ED 5
E [4] 0–10 years Cross-sectional 2011–2013 Urban and remote Both 69
(42)
42 Np 22
BAL 30
Throat 16
        Total = 665   Total = 773
  1. Np nasopharynx/nasal, ED ear discharge, BAL bronchoalveolar lavage
  2. aStudy A: unpublished