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Table 2 Clinical information about diarrhea cases among children in Pugnido and Teirkdi refugee camps in Gambella Region, Ethiopia

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

Clinical information about the cases, (n = 134)Frequency (%)
Diarrhea onset
 <  14 days128 (95.5)
 ≥ 14 days6 (4.5)
Frequency of diarrhea within the previous 24 h
 3–5111 (82.8)
 ≥ 623 (17.2)
Treatment before attending the health center
 Yes14 (10.5)
 No119 (89.5)
Danger signs observed
 Yes35 (26.1)
 No99 (73.9)
Number of cases with the danger sign (n = 35)
 Blood in stool12 (34.3)
 Thrist/dry mouth20 (57.1)
 Sunken eyeballs8 (22.9)
 Tearless eye3 (8.6)
 Loss of the stretchiness of the skin5 (14.3)
Treatment at the health facility
 Yes115 (85.8)
 No19 (14.2)
Treatment type given at the health facility (n = 115)
 ORS101 (87.8)
 Antibiotic75 (65.2)
 Zinc31 (27.0)
 Anti-parasitic drug19 (16.5)
 IV fluid5 (4.4)
Dehydration level
 Some (mild or moderate)14 (5.2)
 Severe3 (1.1)
 None251 (93.7)