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Table 2 Prevalence and seasonal variation of different enteropathogenic bacteria identified in children hospitalized with acute diarrhea

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

Enteropathogenic bacteria Number of isolates (%) Dry season number (%) Rainy season number (%) p value
Diarrheagenic E. coli     
 EAEC 237 (50.0) 143 (30.2) 94 (19.8) 0.002
 ETEC 115 (24.3) 75 (15.8) 40 (8.4) 0.125
 EPEC 55 (11.6) 24 (5.1) 31 (6.5) 0.297
 EIEC 2 (0.4) 0 2 (0.4) N.A.
 EHEC 1 (0.2) 0 1 (0.2) N.A.
Aeromonas spp. 26 (5.5) 14 (3.0) 12 (2.5) 0.740
Shigella spp. 19 (4.0) 12 (2.5) 7 (1.5) 0.043
Salmonella spp. 16 (3.4) 9 (1.9) 7 (1.5) 0.155
Providencia spp. 15 (3.2) 11 (2.3) 4 (0.8) 0.738
Vibrio spp. 5 (1.1) 5 (1.1) 0 N.A.
Yersinia enterocolitica 5 (1.1) 3 (0.6) 2 (0.4) 0.329
Plesiomonas shigelloides 1 (0.2) 0 1 (0.2) N.A.
  1. N.A. not applicable