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Table 1 General characteristics of Bordetella pertussis and Respiratory Syncytial Virus cases

From: High prevalence of Bordetella pertussis in children under 5 years old hospitalized with acute respiratory infections in Lima, Peru

Characteristic Total ARIa patients Bordetella pertussis RSVb
  Frequency (n = 596) Frequency (n = 114) Frequency (n = 103)
  N (%) N (%) N (%)
Gender   
Female 243 (40.8) 52 (45.6) 46 (44.7)
Male 353 (59.2) 62 (54.4) 57 (55.3)
Age
 Newborn (≤28 days) 112 (18.8) 17 (14.9) 11 (10.7)
 29 days – ≤ 3 months 121(20.3) 32 (28.1) 26 (25.2)
 3 – 5 months 82 (13.8) 13 (11.4) 11(10.7)
 6 – 11 months 115(19.3) 20 (17.6) 26 (25.2)
 1 – 5 years 166 (27.9) 32 (28.1) 29 (28.2)
Contact with another people with ARIa
 Yes 353 (59.2) 67 (58.8) 59 (57.3)
 Not 243 (40.8) 47 (41.2) 44 (42.7)
  1. ARI a acute respiratory infection
  2. RSV b respiratory syncytial virus