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Table 1 Distribution of Shigella and Salmonella by age and sex isolated from children aged below five years with diarrhea at NEMM Hospital, Hosanna town, South Ethiopia, 2017

From: Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of Shigella and Salmonella among children aged below five years with Diarrhoea attending Nigist Eleni Mohammed memorial hospital, South Ethiopia

Variable Salmonella spp. (n = 2) Shigella spp. (n = 17) Total positive (n = 19) No (%) P-value
Positive No (%) Negative No (%) Positive No (%) Negative No (%)
Age(month)
  < 6 0 (0) 13 (100) 0 (0) 13 (100) 0 (0) 0.181
 6–11 0 (0) 8 (100) 1 (12.5) 7 (87.5) 1 (5.3)
 12–23 2 (3.4) 57 (96.6) 3 (5.1) 56 (94.9) 5 (26.3)
 24–35 0 (0) 88 (100) 10 (11.4) 78 (88.6) 10 (52.6)
 36–47 0 (0) 29 (100) 2 (6.9) 27 (93.1) 2 (10.5)
 48–59 0 (0) 7 (100) 1 (14.3) 6 (85.7) 1 (5.3)
Sex
 Male 1 (1) 100 (99) 7 (6.8) 94 (91.2) 8 (42.1) 0.811
 Female 1 (1) 102 (99) 10 (9.7) 93 (90.3) 11 (57.9)
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