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Table 3 Characteristics of M. Pneumoniae detection by serology and multiplex-PCR testing

From: A comparison study between GeXP-based multiplex-PCR and serology assay for Mycoplasma pneumoniae detection in children with community acquired pneumonia

Characteristics Values of the Cases Tested   
Serology (+) /MX-PCR(+) Serology (−) /MX-PCR(+) Serology (+) /MX-PCR (−) Statistic value P
(n = 243) (n = 19) (n = 179)
Age (Median) 5.0 1.5 3.0 35.423a <0.01
Season (n) Spring 27 2 35 9.150b 0.165
Summer 42 2 28
Autumn 53 7 33
Winter 121 8 83
Sex (n) Male 142 12 93 2.169b 0.338
Female 101 7 86
  1. a Kruskal-Wallis test
  2. b Pearson Chi-Square