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Table 1 Social-demographic characteristics of participants (n = 277)

From: Prevalence and genotypes of Rotavirus among children under 5 years presenting with diarrhoea in Moshi, Tanzania: a hospital based cross sectional study

Characteristic No %
Age (months) (n = 270)*
 < 12 155 57.4
 13–24 75 27.8
 > 24 40 14.8
 Median (IQR) 11 (56)
Sex
 Male 134 48.4
 Female 143 51.6
Residence
 Moshi urban 239 86.3
 Moshi rural 22 7.9
 Mwanga 5 1.8
 Others 11 3.9
Water source
 River 5 1.8
 Tap 257 92.8
 Well 15 5.4
Drink boiled water
 Yes 84 30.3
 No 193 69.7
Type of toilet used
 Bush 2 0.7
 Flush toilet 159 57.4
 Pit latrine 116 41.9
Rotavirus vaccine completed
 Yes 259 93.5
 No** 18 6.5
  1. We collected data from 277 children under 5 years of age presenting with diarrhoea
  2. * Of these 3 did not specify a date of birth hence we had only 273 children in the age category
  3. ** 6 of the children had not been vaccinated as the vaccine was introduced after their time
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