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Table 1 Age distribution, clinical symptoms, and other characteristics of hospitalized children with diarrhea

From: Prevalence, seasonal variation, and antibiotic resistance pattern of enteric bacterial pathogens among hospitalized diarrheic children in suburban regions of central Kenya

Age distribution, clinical and other characteristics Number (%)
  Total case Bacterial case
Age (months)
 0–6 295 (20.5) 86 (18.1)
 7–12 653 (46.3) 226 (47.7)
 13–18 238 (16.9) 90 (19.0)
 19–24 114 (8.1) 36 (7.6)
 25–36 48 (3.4) 18 (3.8)
 37–60 62 (4.4) 18 (3.8)
Gender
 Male 773 (54.8) 257 (54.2)
 Female 637 (45.2) 217 (45.8)
Season
 Dry 798 (56.6) 281 (59.3)
 Rainy 612 (43.4) 193 (40.7)
Clinical symptoms
 Acute diarrhea 1410 (100) 474 (100)
 Watery and mucoid stools 1316 (93.3) 391 (82.5)
 Bloody stools 94 (6.7) 83 (17.5)
 Vomiting 912 (64.7) 402 (84.8)
 Severe dehydration 572 (40.6) 226 (47.7)
 Fever 405 (28.7) 183 (38.6)