Skip to main content

Table 2 Number of cases and distribution of etiological diagnoses in children <5 years old with acute gastroenteritis (AGE) seen at three hospitals in Taiwan in 2001a.

From: Disease burden and related medical costs of rotavirus infections in Taiwan

Cases of AGE in: NTUH MSH TCH Total of 3 hospitals
Outpatients 1,274 1,679 843 3,796
   Tested for etiology, Nb 67 12 17 96
Positive for rotavirus, N (%)c 18 (26.9) 2 (16.7) 3 (17.6) 23 (24.0)
Positive for Salmonella, N (%) 9 (13.4) 2 (16.7) 4 (23.5) 15 (15.6)
Positive for Shigella, N (%) 0 0 0 0
Positive for Campylobacter, N (%) 1 (1.5) NTd NT -
Inpatients 408 378 433 1,219
   Tested for etiology, N 287 292 93 672
Positive for rotavirus, N (%) 106 (36.9) 98 (33.6) 17 (18.3) 221 (32.9)
Positive for Salmonella, N (%) 34 (11.8) 26 (8.9) 8 (8.6) 68 (10.1)
Positive for Shigella, N (%) 0 2 (0.7) 12 (12.9) 14 (2.1)
Positive for Campylobacter, N (%) 1 (0.3) NT NT -
  1. a NTUH, National Taiwan University Hospital; MSH, Min-Shen Hospital; TCH, Buddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospital.
  2. b Number of AGE cases tested for both rotavirus and bacterial agents.
  3. c Percentage of those tested.
  4. d NT, Not tested.