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Table 1 Composition and demographic characteristics of cases and controls

From: Application of a multiplex PCR assay for the detection of gastrointestinal pathogens in a rural African setting

Characteristic Cases Controls
  (N = 443) (N = 239)
Sex, female (%) 194 (43.8) 106 (44.4)
Age, median months (IQR) 17 (9–32) 19 (12–36)
Vomiting (%) 205 (46.4) 40 (16.7)
Number of organisms detected (%)
 0 15 (3.4) 18 (7.5)
 1 88 (19.9) 46 (19.3)
 2 123 (27.8) 75 (31.4)
 3 122 (27.5) 56 (23.4)
  > 3 95 (21.4) 44 (18.4)