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Table 1 Characteristics of samples submitted for mumps testing in public and private sectors, 2012–2017, (n = 48,580)

From: Epidemiology of laboratory-confirmed mumps infections in South Africa, 2012–2017: a cross-sectional study

VariablePublic Sector, n (%)Private Sector, n (%)Total n (%)
Gender
 Female1046 [4]25,594 (96)26,640 (100)
 Male788 (4)21,009 (96)21,797 (100)
Age
  < 1139 (9)1423 (91)1562 (100)
 1–4317 (7)4080 (93)4397 (100)
 5–9240 (6)4080 (94)4320 (100)
 10–19263 (4)6061 (96)6324 (100)
 20–29299 (4)7184 (96)7483 (100)
 30–39214 (2)9866 (98)10,080 (100)
  > 40227 (2)14,001 (98)14,228 (100)
 Unknown168 (90)18 (10)186 (100)
Province
 EC71 (21)272 (79)343 (100)
 FS63 (18)286 (82)349 (100)
 GP933 (6)16,026 (94)16,959 (100)
 KZN193 (2)8116 (98)8309 (100)
 LP51 (6)822 (94)873 (100)
 MP114 (8)1245 (92)1359 (100)
 NW67 (9)663 (91)730 (100)
 NC60 (17)285 (83)345 (100)
 WC315 (8)3823 (92)4138 (100)
  1. EC Eastern Cape; FS Free State; GP Gauteng; KZN KwaZulu Natal; LP Limpopo; MP Mpumalanga; NW North West; NC Northern Cape; WC Western Cape
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