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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of patients ≥ 5 years old with hospitalized diarrhea in icddr,b hospitals, Bangladesh, 2000–2008

From: Risk factors for diarrhea hospitalization in Bangladesh, 2000–2008: a case-case study of cholera and shigellosis

  Cholera (n = 3,072) Shigella (n = 638)
N %a N %a
General condition     
  Normal 463 15 406 64
  Restless 274 9 73 11
  Lethargic but irritable when touched 857 28 140 22
  Drowsy/cold & sweating extremities 1475 48 19 3
Clinical dehydration     
  None 198 6 338 53
  Some 1003 33 275 43
  Severe 1868 61 25 4
  <1 2217 72 289 45
  1-6 843 28 338 53
  7-14 11 0 7 1
  15+ 0 0 4 1
Stool contents     
  Usual 2934 96 256 40
  Mucus 110 4 129 20
  Blood 3 0 31 5
  Mucus and blood 25 1 222 35
# Stools in 24 hours     
  3-5 192 6 42 7
  6-10 1283 42 276 43
  11-15 967 31 162 25
  16-20 353 12 70 11
  21+ 277 9 88 14
Vomiting in last 24 hours     
  None 214 7 298 47
  <10 times 2347 76 324 51
  10+ times 511 17 16 3
  1. aPercentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.