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Table 4 Pathogens distribution by age group and study period

From: Upper respiratory infections in a rural area with reduced malaria transmission in Senegal: a pathogens community study

  Viral pathogenes Bacterial pathogenes   p value
Number examined Positive Prevalence (95%CI) Positive Prevalence (95%CI) Prevalence difference (95%CI)
Age categories
  < 1 year 71 56 78.9 (67.5–87.7) 64 90.1 (80.7–95.9) 34.1 (20.6–47.6) 0.0001
 1–5 years 123 85 69.1 (60.1–77.1) 109 88.6 (81.6 - 93.6) 19.5 (9.6–29.4) 0.0002
 6–15 years 14 09 64.2 (35.1–87.2) 13 92.8 (66.1–99.8) 28.6 (0.06–57.1) 0.06
  > 15 years 42 25 59.5 (43.3–74.4) 21 50.0 (34.2–65.8) 9.5 (11.7–30.7) 0.38
Study period
 August 50 44 88.0 (75.7–95.5) 33 66.0 (51.2–78.8) 22 (6.1–39.9) 0.009
 September 50 29 58.0 (43.2–71.8) 49 98 (89.3–99.9) 40 (25.8–54.2) < 0.001
 October 50 41 82.0 (68.6–91.4) 40 80 (66.3–89.9) 02 (13.4–17.4) 0.79
 November 50 30 60.0 (45.2–73.6) 42 84 (70.9–92.8) 24 (7.1–40.9) 0.007
 December 50 31 62.0 (47.2–75.3) 43 86 (73.2–94.2) 24 (7.5–40.5) 0.006