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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of a study conducted in children with gastroenteritis in Botswana, 2013–2015

From: Genetic and epidemiological analysis of norovirus from children with gastroenteritis in Botswana, 2013–2015

Characteristic Total Tested No. of norovirus Positive (%) No. of norovirus negative (%)
Gender, n = 484
 Males 269 26 (9.7) 243 (90.3)
 Females 215 19 (8.8) 196 (91.2)
Age (months), n = 484 (43 missing age)
 0 to 6 129 14 (10.9) 115 (89.1)
 7 to 12 166 24 (14.5) 142 (85.5)
 13 to 18 80 5 (6.2) 75 (93.8)
  > 19 66 0 66 (100)
Facility, n = 484 (2 unknown facility)
 Princess Marina Hospital 255 28 (11) 227 (89)
 Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital 112 11 (9.8) 101 (90.2)
 Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital 83 3 (3.6) 80 (96.4)
 Bobonong Hospital 32 3 (9.4) 29 (90.6)
Year, n = 484
 2013 243 22 (9.1) 221 (90.9)
 2014 141 10 (7.1) 131 (92.9)
 2015 100 13 (13.0) 87 (87)
Symptoms, n = 484 (14 missing symptoms)
 Diarrhoea and vomiting 360 30 (8.3) 330 (91.7)
 Diarrhoea only 62 6 (9.7) 56 (90.3)
 Vomiting only 48 6 (12.5) 42 (87.5)