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Table 1 Demographic and Clinical characteristics of the study subjects

From: The application research of xTAG GPP multiplex PCR in the diagnosis of persistent and chronic diarrhea in children

Characteristics No (%)
Demographics
 Boys 116(58.29)
 Girls 83(41.71)
Age (year)
 0–1 129 (64.82)
 1–5 42(21.11)
  ≥ 5 28(14.6)
Patients
 Out-patients 23(88.44)
 In-patients 176(11.56)
Course of disease (week)
 2–8 163(85.34)
  ≥ 8 28(14.66)
Appearance of diarrhea
 watery /loose 139(72.78)
 Mucoid / bloody 60(30.15)
Defecation frequency (Times / day)
 3–5 77 (38.69)
 5–10 82(41.21)
  ≥ 10 40(20.10)
Use of antibiotics
 Used 151(75.88)
 Unused 48(24.12)
Stool culture
 not done 50(25.13)
 negative 114(57.29)
 positive 35(17.59)
Diarrhea type
 Simple diarrhea+ 109(54.77)
 Secondary diarrhea* 90(45.23)
  1. + Diarrhea without colitis, pneumonia, tumor and inflammatory bowel diseases
  2. * Diarrhea associated with colitis, pneumonia and tumor