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Table 2 Rotavirus prevalence and diarrhoea severity by child/caregiver characteristics

From: Prevalence of rotavirus infection among children with acute diarrhoea after rotavirus vaccine introduction in Kenya, a hospital cross-sectional study

  Positive mild moderate severe
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age group (months)
 3–9 months 17 (10.6) 14 (8.8) 60 (37.5) 86 (53.8)
 10–16 months 20 (16.3) 12 (9.8) 51 (41.5) 60 (48.8)
 17–24 months 16 (19.5) 9 (11.0) 34 (41.5) 39 (47.6)
Sex
 Male 33 (16.0) 18 (8.7) 86 (41.7) 102 (49.5)
 Female 20 (12.6) 17 (10.7) 59 (37.1) 83 (52.2)
Nutritional Status
 Normal (>-2SD) 21 (18.3) 4 (3.5) 33 (28.7) 78 (67.8)
 Wasted (<-2SD) 32 (12.8) 31 (12.4) 112 (44.8) 107 (42.8)
Exclusive breastfeeding
 Yes 43 (16.0) 27 (10.1) 103 (38.4) 138 (51.5)
 No 10 (10.3) 8 (8.2) 42 (43.3) 47 (48.5)
Age of guardian
  ≤ 25 18 (12.1) 21 (14.1) 59 (39.6) 69 (46.3)
 26–30 20 (15.4) 7 (5.4) 56 (43.1) 67 (51.5)
 31–44 15 (17.4) 7 (8.1) 30 (34.9) 49 (57.0)
Level of education of guardian
 Primary/None 19 (18.4) 6 (5.8) 39 (37.9) 58 (56.3)
 Secondary 27 (13.0) 25 (12.0) 84 (40.4) 99 (47.6)
 Post-secondary 7 (13.0) 4 (7.4) 22 (40.7) 28 (51.9)
Total 53 (14.5) 35 (9.6) 145 (39.7) 185 (50.7)