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Table 3 Basic information and clinical symptoms of the children with acute diarrhoea cases and isolation positive cases

From: Etiology of childhood diarrhoea among under five children and molecular analysis of antibiotic resistance in isolated enteric bacterial pathogens from a tertiary care hospital, Eastern Odisha, India

CharacteristicsTotal cases (%)
N = 320
Negative for bacterial isolation (%)
n = 238
Positive for bacterial isolation (%)
n = 82
p value
Age (in months)
0–610 (3.1)9 (3.8)1(1.2)0.250
7–2478 (24.4)75 (31.5)3(3.7)0.000
25–3674 (23.1)68 (28.5)6(7.3)0.000
37–4898 (30.6)35(14.7)63(76.8)0.000
49–6060 (18.8)51(21.4)9(10.9)0.036
SexMale157 (49.06)123 (51.6)34 (41.5)0.110
Female163 (50.94)115(48.3)48 (58.5)0.110
Duration of diarrhoea<3 days61(19.1)48 (20.1)13 (15.9)0.391
3–6 days176 (55.0)108 (45.3)68 (82.9)0.000
>6 days1 (0.3)01 (1.2)
Fever37–39 °C138(43.1)107 (44.9)31(37.8)0.259
Vomiting115(35.9)91 (38.2)24(29.3)0.144
Dehydration33(10.3)16 (6.2)17(20.7)0.000
Anaemia21(6.5)13 (5.6)8(9.6)0.175
Abdominal Pain127(39.6)89 (37.3)38(46.3)0.153