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Table 1 Clinical information of outpatients participated in this study

From: Molecular characteristics of Clostridium difficile in children with acute gastroenteritis from Zhejiang

Characteristics2013 (n = 84)2014 (n = 102)2015 (n = 223)2016 (n = 203)2017 (n = 192)Total (n = 804)
Gender, male n, (%)55 (65.5)70 (68.6)128 (57.4)129 (63.5)119 (62.0)501 (62.3)
Age (yr), Median, (IQR)0.50 (0.25, 0.73)0.50 (0.25, 1.00)0.75 (0.42, 1.25)0.75 (0.33, 1.25)0.79 (0.47, 1.00)0.67 (0.38, 1.00)
Age (yr) n, (%)
  < 6 months (ms)40 (47.6)36 (35.3)70 (31.4)65 (32.0)48 (25.0)259 (32.2)
 6 ms~32 (38.1)40 (39.2)67 (30.0)67 (33.0)60 (31.3)266 (33.1)
 1 yr~6 (7.1)16 (15.7)43 (19.3)42 (20.7)55 (28.6)162 (20.1)
 2 yr~6 (7.1)10 (9.8)43 (19.3)29 (14.3)29 (15.1)117 (14.6)
 Occupation, Scattered children81 (96.4)101 (99.0)216 (96.9)193 (95.1)186 (96.9)777 (96.6)
 Fever, > 38.5 °C17 (20.2)24 (23.5)66 (29.6)44 (21.7)65 (33.9)216 (26.9)
C. difficile isolates n, (%)11 (13.1)35 (34.3)60 (26.9)36 (17.7)44 (22.9)186 (23.1)
 Only toxigenic C. difficile, CA-CDI10 (11.9)23 (22.5)40 (17.9)26 (12.8)16 (8.3)115 (14.3)
 Co-infections1 (1.2)11 (10.8)19 (8.5)10 (4.9)28 (14.6)69 (8.6)
 Total viral infections4 (4.8)23 (22.5)88 (39.5)63 (31.0)116 (60.4)294 (36.6)
 Rotavirus group Aa2 (2.4)044 (19.7)30 (14.8)47 (24.5)123 (15.3)
 Norovirus GI & GIIb1 (1.2)20 (19.6)19 (8.5)26 (12.8)32 (16.7)98 (12.2)
 Astrovirus1 (1.2)03 (1.3)03 (1.6)7 (0.9)
 Sapovirus01 (1.0)9 (4.0)3 (1.5)3 (1.6)16 (2.0)
 Adenovirus02 (2.0)4 (1.8)3 (1.5)1 (0.5)10 (1.2)
 Multiple viruses009 (4.0)1 (0.5)30 (15.6)40 (5.0)
  1. a: No case was positive for Rotavirus group B;
  2. b: Three cases were positive for Norovirus GI type, one in 2013, two in 2017 including one co-infected with Rotavirus group A