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Research Article

Bacterial Aetiologies of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections among Adults in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Table 1

Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the study population.

Study population Total (n=141)Positive bacterial culture (n=25)

Age
 Median age in years (IQR)50 (34.7- 62.1)48 (32.9-62.8)
 18-35 years (young adults)37 (26.2)8 (32)
 36-55 years (middle-aged adults)56 (39.7)9 (36)
 >55 years (old adults)48 (34)8 (32)
Gender
 Males90 (63.8)16 (64)
 Females51 (36.2)9 (36)
Smoking habit30 (21.3)2 (8)
Duration of symptoms (days)45 (21-90)45 (37.5-67.7)
Clinical signs
 Cough123 (87.2)22 (88)
 Dyspnoea121 (85.8)22 (88)
 Breathlessness117 (83)20 (80)
 Asthenia107 (75.9)19 (76)
 Fever90 (63.8)16 (64)
 Chest pain85 (60.3)13 (52)
 Myalgia60 (42.6)5 (20)
 Arthralgia31 (22)5 (20)
  Headaches24 (17)1 (4)
 Sore throat14 (9.9)2 (8)
 Vomiting11 (7.8)2 (8)
 Diarrhea10 (7.1)0
 Rhinorrhea7 (5)1 (4)
 Conjunctivitis2 (1.4)0

Data are number and percentage in brackets; IQR: interquartile range; n: number.

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