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Table 3 Demographic and clinical characteristics of participants stratified by Dengue IgG result

From: Dengue in Western Uganda: a prospective cohort of children presenting with undifferentiated febrile illness

Characteristic Dengue IgG Negative Dengue IgG Positive p-Value
Patients (n, %) 1219 (97.8) 28 (2.3)
Age, (median, IQR) 5 (2–10) 5 (2–9) 0.76
 < 5 years 605 (49.6) 12 (42.9)  
 5–12 years 387 (31.8) 11 (39.3) 0.69
 ≥ 12 years 227 18.6) 5 (17.9)  
Female sex (n, %) 654 (53.7) 10 (35.7) 0.06
Recruitment Site (n, %)
 Bugoye 399 (32.7) 7 (25.0)  
 Kasese 450 (36.9) 2 (7.1) < 0.001
 Mbarara 370 (30.4) 19 (67.9)  
Slept under bednet (n, %) 895 (94.1) 23 (82.1) 0.34
Days since fever onset
(median, IQR)*
3 (2–3) 3 (2–5.5) 0.002*
Reported Symptoms
 Anorexia/Poor Feeding 159 (13.0) 5 (17.9) 0.46
 Arthralgia 100 (8.2) 2 (7.1) 0.84
 Cough 883 (72.4) 19 (67.9) 0.59
 Diarrhea 170 (14.0) 8 (28.6) 0.03
 Headache 744 (61.0) 16 (57.1) 0.68
 Myalgia 80 (6.6) 1 (6.3) 0.53
 Rash 71 (5.8) 4 (14.3) 0.06
 Rhinorrhea 696 (57.1) 13 (46.4) 0.26
 Seizures 4 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 0.76
 Vomiting 177 (14.5) 7 (25.0) 0.12
Abnormal Vital Signs (n, %)
 Febrile (T ≥ 38o C) 189 (15.5) 2 (7.1) 0.22
 Hypoxia (SpO2 < 90%) 76 (6.3) 3 (10.7) 0.34
Previously seen at health center for same condition? 190 (15.7) 9 (32.1) 0.02
Taken antimalarials in the last 2 weeks? 126 (10.4) 6 (22.2) 0.05
  1. Abbreviations: RDT Rapid diagnostic test, IQR Interquartile range, Co Degrees celsisus, Spo2 Oxygen saturation as measured by pulse oximeter. *Determined using Wilcoxon Rank Sum