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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population by mBSFS-C stool consistency category

From: Viral species richness and composition in young children with loose or watery stool in Ethiopia

N children (pools) Watery
29 (4)
Loose
79 (8)
Smooth
59 (6)
Lumpy
88 (9)
Pellets
14 (2)
Median age in months (IQR) 7.2 (4.8-12) 36 (12-48) 36 (24-48) 36 (24-49.2) 48 (36-57)
Female 15 (51.7% ) 39 (49.4% ) 33 (55.9% ) 48 (54.5% ) 8 (57.1% )
Blood in stoola 4 (13.8% ) 4 (5.1% ) 2 (3.4% ) 5 (5.7% ) 0 (0% )
Feverb 9 (32.1% ) 28 (36.8% ) 20 (35.1% ) 33 (38.8% ) 6 (50% )
  1. Numbers are N (%) unless otherwise indicated
  2. aCaregiver reported observing blood in the stool any day in the past seven days
  3. bCaregiver reported child had a fever any day in the past seven days