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Table 5 Comparison of age, season and sex characteristics between children with only M. pneumoniae and those with mixed infection by at least one respiratory virus

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

    Positive rate (n) Statistic value P
   N Mp only Mp w/t virus
Sex Male 154 61.7% (95) 38.3% (59) 0.27a 0.606
Female 108 64.8% (70) 35.2% (38)
Season Spring 32 68.8% (22) 31.2% (10) 5.12b 0.023
Summer 43 72.1% (31) 27.9% (12)
Autumn 61 72.1% (44) 27.9% (17)
Winter 126 54.0% (68) 46.0% (58)
Age 0–1 yr 16 25.0% (4) 75.0% (12) 18.96b <0.01
1–3 yr 50 46.0% (23) 54.0% (27)
3–6 yr 83 67.5% (56) 32.5% (27)
>6 yr 113 72.6% (82) 27.4% (31)
  1. a Pearson Chi-Square
  2. b Linear-by-Linear Association