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Table 5 Age distribution of stool pathogens detected (N = 83); Nov 2010–Sep 2012

From: Prevalence of enteric infections among hospitalized patients in two referral hospitals in Ghana

Stool pathogens Frequency Age groupa
31 days to <1 years 1–5 years >5 years
Rotavirus 41 17 (41.5) 22 (53.7) 2 (4.9)
Norovirus 10 3 (30.0) 2 (20.0) 5 (50.0)
Astrovirus 11 4 (36.4) 2 (18.2) 5 (45.5)
Adenovirus 8 4 (50.0) 3 (37.5) 1 (12.5)
Cryptosporidium 4 3 (75.0) 0 (0) 1 (25.0)
Giardia 3 2 (66.7) 0 (0) 1 (33.3)
Salmonella sp. 2 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0) 0 (0)
Plesiomonas sp. 2 2 (100.0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Vibrio Cholerae 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (100.0)
Shigella sp. 1 1 (100.0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Total 83 37 (44.6) 30 (36.1) 16 (19.3)
  1. aData is represented in N (%)