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Table 2 Mean number of pathogens detected among enrolled CTC patients, stratified by age and sex

From: Prevalence and diversity of enteric pathogens among cholera treatment centre patients with acute diarrhea in Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo

Count Data Model Estimated No. of Pathogens Carried Standard Deviation Unadjusted IRR* (95% CI) p Value
Total 1.56    
All males 1.60 1.23 1.05 (0.88–1.26) 0.35
Boys 1–15 years 1.83 1.46 1.47 (1.13–1.92) 0.004
Men 16–81 years 1.45 1.03 1.16 (0.93–1.45) 0.19
All females 1.50 1.12 Reference**  
Girls 1–15 years 2.0 0.95 1.60 (1.27–2.02) < 0.001
Women 16–81 years 1.52 1.09 Reference  
  1. *denotes the incident rate ratio;
  2. **All females are the reference group for all males as sex is a separate variable to the age group