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Table 1 Epidemiological data of patients with serogroup W135 and Non-W135 meningococcal disease.

From: Clinical features and outcome of sporadic serogroup W135 disease Taiwan

Parameter W135 N = 30 Non-W135 N = 85 Total N = 115 P
Male 17(56.7) 44(51.8) 61(53.0) 0.644
Age distribution     0.030
   <1 year 5(16.7) 22(25.9) 27(23.5) 0.306
   1–9 years 0(0) 16(18.8) 16(13.9) 0.011
   10–19 years 5(16.7) 11(12.9) 16(13.9) 0.759
   20–54 years 15 (50.0) 22(25.9) 37(32.2) 0.015
   55 years 5(16.7) 14(16.5) 19(16.5) 0.980
College & high school students 1(3.3) 5(5.9) 6(5.2) 1.000
Military personnel 5(16.7) 11(12.9) 16(13.9) 0.759
Living area     0.385
   North Taiwan 14(46.7) 43(50.6) 57(49.6)  
   Central Taiwan 5(17.2) 21(24.4) 26(22.6)  
   South Taiwan 10(34.5) 16(18.6) 26(22.6)  
   East Taiwan 1(3.4) 5(5.8) 6(5.2)  
With travel abroad history a 1(3.3) 8(9.4) 9(7.8) 0.442
Deaths 6(20.0) 22(25.9) 28(24.3) 0.519
  1. NOTE. Data are no. (%) of patients, unless otherwise indicated.
  2. a Any patients and/or their family with travel abroad history 3 months before disease were recorded.