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Table 2 Characteristics of Karemo resident children < 5 years hospitalized with AGE who had stool collected and those without stool collected, Siaya County Referral Hospital, Western Kenya, 2010–2013

From: Rates of hospitalization and death for all-cause and rotavirus acute gastroenteritis before rotavirus vaccine introduction in Kenya, 2010–2013

Characteristic Stool Sample Collected (N = 544) Stool Sample Not collected (N = 261) P-value
  n (%) n (%)  
Age
 0–5 months 143 (26) 62 (24) 0.0034
 6–11 months 204 (38) 81 (31)  
 12–23 months 139 (26) 66 (25)  
 24–59 months 58 (11) 52 (20)  
Gender
 Male 312 (57) 149 (57) 0.9
 Female 232 (43) 112 (43)  
 Vesikari Score   
 Severe 268 (49) 93 (36) < 0.0001
 Mild 276 (51) 168 (64)