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Table 5 Age and gender characteristics of concordant and discordant cases

From: Comparing the yield of oropharyngeal swabs and sputum for detection of 11 common pathogens in hospitalized children with lower respiratory tract infection

  Sputum/OPS paired specimens  
  concordant cases discordant cases P value
  n = 349 n = 91  
Gender (boy) 211 58 0.568
Age (IQR)a 0.6 (0.3–1.1) 1.0 (0.4–1.7) 0.002
  1. aThe median age is shown in years