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Table 5 Age and sex distribution of children with enteropathogens

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

   Number Negative Virus Bacteria Parasite Co-infection
Boys 116 28 60 47 3 40
Sex Girls 83 26 37 33 0 19
χ2   1.264 0.98 0.012 2.179 2.305
P   0.26 0.32 0.94 0.14 0.129
0–1 129 33 70 43 2 38
Age(year) 1–5 42 11 18 24 1 14
≥5 28 10 9 13 0 7
χ2   2.216 5.244 7.997 0.646 0.668
P   0.33 0.73 0.018 0.724 0.716