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Table 1 Characteristics of children with AGE with and without stool collection, western Kenya, 2010-11

From: A sham case-control study of effectiveness of DTP-Hib-hepatitis B vaccine against rotavirus acute gastroenteritis in Kenya

  Inpatients with AGE (n = 409) Outpatients with AGE (n = 176)
  Stool collected, n (%) Stool not collected, n (%) P value Stool collected, n (%) Stool not collected, n (%) P value
Age       
3-11 months 196 (68) 67 (56) 0.02 78 (66) 31 (53) 0.10
12–23 months 93 (32) 53 (44) 40 (34) 27 (47)
Sex       
Male 160 (55) 59 (49) 0.25 71 (60) 29 (50) 0.20
Female 129 (45) 61 (51) 47 (40) 29 (50)
Vesikari score       
≥11 197 (68) 68 (57) 0.03 35 (30) 18 (31) 0.85
<11 92 (32) 52 (43) 83 (70) 40 (69)
HIV status       
Positive 18 (6) 9 (8) 0.17 2 (2) 0 (0) 0.58
Negative 227 (79) 84 (70) 53 (45) 28 (48)
Unknown 44 (15) 27 (22) 63 (53) 30 (52)
HDSS resident       
Yes 183 (63) 68 (57) 0.21 116 (98) 55 (95) 0.15
No 106 (37) 52 (43)   1 (1) 3 (5)