Table 3

Number of individuals with Lancefield groups A, C or G streptococci (%) at each level of clinical scores, and the total number of individuals at each level (and % of the total sample). <: Please check table haeding italic words.>

Clinical score01234+Total
First data set
FeverPAIN score
 Streptococci7 (11%)21 (14%)45 (30%)40 (39%)62 (62%)175 (31%)
 Total63 (11%)155 (27%)149 (26%)103 (18%)100 (17%)570 (100%)
Centor score
 Streptococci3 (7%)10 (11%)45 (23%)65 (43%)55 (57%)178 (31%)
 Total45 (8%)88 (15%)199 (34%)152 (26%)97 (17%)581 (100%)
Second data set
FeverPAIN score
 Streptococci9 (19%)22 (18%)46 (35%)41 (48%)49 (65%)167 (36%)
 Total48 (10%)121 (26%)130 (28%)86 (19%)75 (16%)460 (100%)
Centor score
 Streptococci0 (0)36 (32%)36 (23%)69 (50%)47 (58%)188 (37%)
 Total15 (3%)114 (23%)157 (31%)138 (27%)81 (16%)505 (100%)
  • Two clinical scores are shown: (1) a modified streptococcal score (model 5; 1 point each for: Fever during the last 24 h, Purulent tonsils, Attend rapidly (3 days or less), very Inflamed throat and No cough or coryza (FeverPAIN)) and (2) for comparison the Centor score (1 point each for pus, fever in the last 24 h, cervical glands and the absence of cough).