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Table 3 Distribution of cases within the clinical parameters of the Vesikari scoring for severe gastroenteritis n = 53

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

  n (%)
Diarrhoea Duration (Days)
 1–4 42(79.3)
 5 5(9.4)
  ≥ 6 6(11.3)
Frequency of diarrhoea per day
 3 29(54.7)
 4–5 19(35.9)
  ≥ 6 5(9.4)
Duration of vomiting (days)
 0 5(9.4)
 1 22(41.5)
 2 15(28.3)
  ≥ 3 11(20.8)
Frequency of vomiting per day
 0 5(9.4)
 1 17(32.1)
 2–4 24(45.3)
  ≥ 5 7(13.2)
Temperature (°C)
 37.1–38.4 18(33.9)
 38.5–38.9 25(47.2)
  ≥ 39.0 10(18.9)
Dehydration status
 None 9(17)
 Some dehydration 6(11.3)
 Severe dehydration/shock 38(71.7)
Treatment
 Rehydrated 21(39.6)
 Admitted 32(60.4)
Severity Category
 Mild 21(39.6)
 Moderate 17(32.1)
 Severe 15(28.3)