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Table 2 Feature distribution of Cryptosporidium spp. and subtype in Danyang hospital of Jiangsu province from February 2012 to January 2013

From: Cryptosporidium andersoni as a novel predominant Cryptosporidium species in outpatients with diarrhea in Jiangsu Province, China

Feature No. samples No. positive(%) C. andersoni(%) C. hominis
Cases 232 23 (9.9) 21 (91.3) 2 (8.7)
Age category(yr) a     
Infants (<5 years), n (% ) 66 7 (10.7) 7 (33.3) 0
Children (5-12 years), n (%) 6 0 (0. 0) 0 0
Youths (13-19 years), n (%) 10 1 (10.0) 1 (4.8) 0
Adults (20-49), n (%) 78 6 (7.7) 5 (23.8) 1
Elderly (50 years up), n (%) 72 9 (12.5) 8 (38.1) 1
Gender     
Female 94 5 (5.3) 4 (19.1) 1 (50.0%)
Male 138 18 (13.0) 17 (81.0) 1 (50.0%)
Infection episode     
Duration of diarrhea, days 4 3 2b 4
Frequency of diarrhea, times 6 5 5 3.5
  1. NOTE. All specimens were detected by the SSU rRNA gene analysis of Cryptosporidium species. aThere was no significant difference in the prevalence of Cryptosporidium among all age categories (χ2 = 1.666, p >0.05). bStatistically significant at p <0.01 with C. andersoni infection (n =21) vs. C. hominis infection (n =2).