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Table 3 Correlating the frequency of pathogen detection to different age groups

From: The use of multiplex PCR for the detection of atypical pathogens in Egyptian children with CAP: a high rate of Bordetella pertussis in early infancy

Pathogen Age groups (months)
≤ 4 months > 4 months ≤ 59 months > 59 months P value
n = 104 n = 272 n = 24
Bordetella pertussis 8 (7.79%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) ≤ 0.001
Mycoplasma pneumoniae 0 (0%) 4 (1.47%) 0 (0%) 0.3
  1. P values > 0.05 is statistically insignificant