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Table 1 Frequency of Salmonella infection among diarrheic out-patients attending health centers in Addis Ababa with respect to selected factors

From: Non-typhoidal Salmonella serotypes, antimicrobial resistance and co-infection with parasites among patients with diarrhea and other gastrointestinal complaints in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Factor Total No (%) Salmonella positive P-value
Sex    
 Male 329 24(7.3) 0.92
 Female 436 31(7.1)
Consumption of raw meat    
 No 622 44(7.1) 0.80
 Yes 143 11(7.7)
Consumption of raw milk    
 No 720 51(7.1) 0.19
 Yes 45 4(8.9)
Consumption of raw vegetables    
 No 571 34(6.0) 0.025
 Yes 194 21(10.8)
Vomiting    
 No 714 51(7.1) 0.85
 Yes 51 4(7.8)
Age    
 0–5 years 160 10(6.3)  
 6–18 years 171 12(7.0) 0.77
 19–45 359 27(7.5)  
 >45 75 6(8)  
Stool consistency    
 Mucoid 283 10(3.5)  
 Loose 117 9(7.7) 0.005
 Watery 365 36(9.9)  
Entamoeba histolytica infection    
 Positive 145 14(9.7) 0.058
 Negative 620 41(6.6)  
Giardia lamblia infection    
 Positive 62 3(4.8) 0.46
 Negative 703 52(7.4)