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Table 2 Faecal Calprotectin concentration in 159 apparently healthy children age 4 < 12 years

From: Faecal calprotectin concentrations in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based survey

  Number N (%) Median FC concentration (mg/kg) (95% CI) p-value
Sex    
Female 96 (60.4) 27.5 (22-37) 0.94
Male 65 (39.6) 29 (24-38)  
Education of female caretaker    
Not completed secondary school 131 (82.4) 28 (24-35) 0.74
Completed secondary 28 (17.6) 28 (20-63)  
Using a mosquito net    
Yes 52 (32.7) 28 (21-35) 0.36
No 107 (67.3) 29 (24-40)  
Wealth index    
Poor 51 (32.1) 25 (20-34) 0.39
Poorer 55 (34.6) 30 (24-46)  
Poorest 53 (33.3) 29 (22-40)  
G.intestinalis seen by microscopy    
Yes 35 (22.0) 40 (23-34) 0.12
No 124 (78.0) 27.5 (24-88)  
H. pylori colonization    
Yes 78 (49.1) 33 (25-46) 0.12
No 81 (50.9) 26 (22-34)  
Other pathogens seen by microscopy ª    
Yes 13 (8.2) 34 (18-46) 0.66
No 146 (91.8) 28 (23-35)  
  1. ª Campylobacter jejuni (1), Hymenolepis nana (5), Entamoeba histolytica (2), Ancylostoma duodenale (3), Ascaris lumbricoides (2)
  2. N number
  3. CI confidence interval
  4. FC faecal calprotectin