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Table 1 Characteristics of diarrhea cases and controls in children in Pugnido and Teirkidi refugee camps, Gambella Region, Ethiopia, 2017

From: Etiologies of diarrhea and drug susceptibility patterns of bacterial isolates among under-five year children in refugee camps in Gambella Region, Ethiopia: a case control study

VariableCasesControls
Child sex
 Female74 (55.2)74 (55.2)
 Male60 (44.8)60 (44.8)
Birth order of the child
 1st27 (20.1)21 (15.7)
 2nd31 (23.1)39 (29.1)
 3rd28 (20.9)26 (19.4)
 4th28 (20.9)21(15.7)
 5th and above20 (14.9)27 (20.1)
Caregivers’ age category (years), N (%)
 <  2556 (41.8)29 (21.6)
 25–3458 (43.3)82 (61.2)
 ≥ 3520 (14.9)23 (17.2)
Caregivers’ sex, N (%)
 Male4 (3)7 (5.2)
 Female130 (97)127 (94.8)
Caregivers’ marital status, N (%)
 Single6 (4.5)6 (4.5)
 Married117 (87.3)110 (82.1)
 Divorced7 (5.2)6 (4.5)
 Widowed4 (3)12 (9)
Ethnicity of caregivers
 Agnuak40 (30)40 (30)
 Nuer94 (70)94 (70)
Caregiver educational level
 No formal education96 (71.6)110 (82.1)
 Primary school (1 to 8th grade)25 (18.7)16 (11.9)
 Secondary (9 to 12th grade)9 (6.7)8 (6.0)
 Diploma and above4 (3.0)0 (0)
Child mean age in months (SD)20.3 (13.3)22.3 (15.1)
Child mean weight in kg (SD)9.2 (2.3)9.7 (2.6)
Child mean height in cm (SD)82.8 (15.0)82.7 (20.2)
Positive stool samples, No (%)56 (41.8)17 (12.7)