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Table 1 Prevalence of Shigella among diarrheic children under-5 years of age attending at Mekelle Health Center, North Ethiopia from March to May, 2012

From: Prevalence of Shigella among diarrheic children under-5 years of age attending at Mekelle health center, north Ethiopia

Variables Positive, no (%) Negative, no (%) P
Age (in months)    
 0–5 0 (0) 14 (100) 0.029
 6–11 2 (3.9) 49 (96.1)  
 12–23 14 (22.6) 48 (77.4)  
 24–35 7 (15.2) 39 (84.8)  
 36–59 9 (13.2) 59 (86.8)  
Gender
 Male 17 (12.7) 117 (87.3) 0.762
 Female 15 (14.0) 92 (86)  
Type of diarrhea
 Watery 8 (9.6) 75 (90.4) NA
 Bloody and mucoid 24 (15.2) 135 (84.8)  
Onset of diarrhea (days)
 1 11 (11.8) 82 (88.2) NA
 2 9 (13.8) 54 (86.2)  
 3 5 (12.8) 34 (87.2)  
 4–14 7 (15.9) 37 (84.1)