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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of patients among the five studied groups

From: Prevalence, risk factors and seasonal variations of different Enteropathogens in Lebanese hospitalized children with acute gastroenteritis

Demographic Characteristics Unidentified group I n/N (%) rotavirus group II n/N (%) E. histolytica group III n/N (%) adenovirus group IV n/N (%) Mixed group V n/N (%) Total GE N P-value
Age (months) 0.031
 1–3 28/52 (53.8%) 5/52 (9.6%) 16/52 (30.8%) 2/52 (3.8%) 1/52 (1.9%) 52  
 4–11 74/178 (41.6%) 26/178 (14.6%) 50/178 (28.1%) 12/178 (6.7%) 16/178 (9.0%) 178  
 12–23 76/168 (45.2%) 26/168 (15.5%) 46/168 (27.4%) 7/168 (4.2%) 13/168 (7.7%) 168  
 24–35 50/94 (53.2%) 11/94 (11.7%) 22/94 (23.4%) 9/94 (9.6%) 2/94 (2.1%) 94  
 36–47 26/57 (45.6%) 12/57 (21.1%) 11/57 (19.3%) 7/57 (12.3%) 1/57 (1.8%) 57  
 48–60 33/69 (47.8%) 4/69 (5.8%) 27/69 (39.1%) 1/69 (1.4%) 4/69 (5.8%) 69  
 Total 287 84 172 38 37 618  
Gender 0.250
 Female 111/266 (38.7%) 36/266 (42.9%) 85/266 (49.4%) 16/266 (42.1%) 18/266 (47.4%) 266  
 Male 176/353 (61.3%) 48/353 (57.1%) 87/353 (50.6%) 22/353 (57.9%) 20/353 (52.6%) 353  
 Total 287 84 172 38 38 619  
Breast feeding 0.094
 No 84/175 (48.0%) 25/175 (14.3%) 36/175 (20.6%) 15/175 (8.6%) 15/175 (8.6%) 175  
 Yes 169/381 (44.4%) 55/381 (14.4%) 115/381 (30.2%) 20/381 (5.2%) 22/381 (5.8%) 381  
 Total 253 80 151 35 37 556  
Rotavirus vaccine 0.000
 No 108/256 (42.2%) 53/256 (20.7%) 66/256 (25.8%) 7/256 (2.7%) 22/256 (8.6%) 256  
 Yes 142/295 (48.1%) 27/295 (9.2%) 84/295 (28.5%) 27/295 (9.2%) 15/295 (5.1%) 295  
 Total 250 80 150 34 37 551  
Sanitary water 0.333
 No 70/146 (47.9%) 15/146 (10.3%) 41/146 (28.1%) 13/146 (8.9%) 7/146 (4.8%) 146  
 Yes 217/473 (45.9%) 69/473 (14.6%) 131/473 (27.7%) 25/473 (5.3%) 31/473 (6.6%) 473  
 Total 287 84 172 38 38 619  
Housewife mothers 0.843
 No 187/413 (45.3%) 56/413 (13.6%) 114/413 (27.6%) 27/413 (6.5%) 29/413 (7.0%) 413  
 Yes 67/144 (46.5%) 24/144 (16.7%) 37/144 (25.7%) 8/144 (5.6%) 8/144 (5.6%) 144  
 Total 254 80 151 35 37 557  
Mean Family size 4.02 4.45 4.04 3.64 4.34 4.1a 0.026
  1. aMean of the five groups; significant p-values are made bold