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Table 1 Distribution of age categories and pathogens isolated

From: Microbial pathogens associated with acute childhood diarrhoea in Kumasi, Ghana

Age categories 0–12 13–24 25–60 Total p values
Total 155 132 60 347  
Status of malaria by microscopy 0.02
 Positive, n (%) 4 (2.6) 12 (9.1) 7 (11.7) 23 (6.6)  
Organisms isolated by culture      <0.001
 Salmonella spp., n (%) 7 (4.5) 2 (1.5) 11 (18.3) 20 (5.8)  
 Shigella spp., n (%) 5 (3.2) 8 (6.1) 3 (5) 16 (4.6)  
Adenoviruses identified in stool specimen 0.005
 Positive, n (%) 23 (14.8) 6 (4.5) 3 (5) 32 (9.2)  
Rotaviruses identified in stool specimen <0.001
 Positive, n (%) 16 (10.3) 42 (31.8) 14 (23.3) 72 (20.7)  
Binary variable for stool positivity <0.001
 Positive, n (%) 4 (2.6) 9 (6.8) 12 (20) 25 (7.2)  
Whether bacterial grew in sample 0.001
 Positive, n (%) 12 (7.7) 10 (7.6) 14 (23.3) 36 (10.4)