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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of outpatients with ARIs by the presence of respiratory viruses

From: Clinical characteristics and viral etiologies of outpatients with acute respiratory infections in Huzhou of China: a retrospective study

Characteristics Total Virus-positive Virus-negative   P value
N = 426 N = 246 N = 180 χ2
n (%) n (%) n (%)  
Gender
Male 234 (54.9) 142 (60.7) 92 (39.3) 1.836 0.175
Female 192 (45.1) 104 (54.2) 88 (45.8)
Age groups (years)
< 5 84 (19.7) 63 (75.0) 21 (25.0) 28.668 0.000
5~18 139 (32.6) 89 (64.0) 50 (36.0)
18~60 161 (37.8) 68 (42.2) 93 (57.8)
≥60 42 (9.9) 26 (61.9) 16 (38.1)
Clinical symptoms and physical examination
Fever ≥38.0 °C 384 (90.1) 228 (59.4) 156 (40.6) 28.773 0.002
Cough 292 (68.5) 173 (59.2) 119 (40.8)
Sore throat 221 (51.9) 154 (69.7) 67 (30.3)
Fatigue 195 (45.8) 132 (67.7) 63 (32.3)
Runny nose 137 (32.2) 85 (62.0) 52 (38.0)
Sputum production 129 (30.3) 74 (57.4) 55 (42.6)
Headache 87 (20.4) 52 (59.8) 35 (40.2)
Shortness of breath 125 (29.3) 86 (68.8) 39 (31.2)
Diarrhea 35 (8.2) 15 (42.9) 20 (57.1)
Abdominal pain 33 (7.7) 12 (36.4) 21 (63.6)
Lung auscultation 55 (12.9) 34 (61.8) 21 (38.2)
Abnormal X-ray 26 (6.1) 17 (65.4) 9 (34.6)
  1. ARIs, acute respiratory infections