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Table 1 Characteristics of the HEV cases compared to cases of other etiologies

From: Hepatitis E virus outbreak associated with rainfall in the Central African Republic in 2008-2009

 TotalHEV casesCases of other etiologiesp
N = 2883N = 745N = 2138 
Sex n, %
 Female123943.0%32744.0%91242.7%0.445
 Male164257.0%41756.0%122557.3% 
Age (median, IQR)21, 11–3023, 17–3320, 8–30< 0.001
Year n, %
 200850117.4%27036.3%23110.8%< 0.001
 200981328.2%35247.3%46121.6% 
 201061521.3%8311.2%53224.9% 
 201143815.2%253.4%41319.3% 
 201251617.9%152.0%50123.4% 
Season n, %
 Dry125743.6%25434.1%100346.9%< 0.001
 Rainy162656.4%49165.9%113553.1% 
Location n, %
 Bangui103736.1%35647.8%68131.9%< 0.001
 Rest of the country183963.9%38852.2%145168.1% 
  1. Gender was missing for 2 cases; location was missing for 7 cases