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Table 4 Clinical characteristics and frequencies of undernourished children infected by RVA

From: Rotavirus A infection in children under five years old with a double health problem: undernutrition and diarrhoea – a cross-sectional study in four provinces of Mozambique

Clinical characteristic N = 842 Positive RV (n = 229) % (Pos) P-value
Types of undernutrition
Wasting    
  Mild-to-Moderate 110 31 28.2  
  Severe 42 14 33.3  
Underweight    
  Mild-to-moderate 708 187 26.4  
  Severe 0 0 0.0  
Stunting
  Mild-to-Moderate 108 23 21.3  
  Severe 50 16 32.0  
Diarrhoea episodes in 24 h     0.224
  1–3 238 63 26.5  
  4–5 332 99 29.8  
   ≥ 6 196 45 23.0  
  Unknown/ missing 76 22   
Vomit     0.007
  Yes 499 153 30.7  
  No 337 75 22.3  
  Unknown/ missing 6 1   
HIV status     0.383
  Positive 55 17 30.9  
  Negative 518 132 25.5  
  Unknown/ indeterminate 269 80   
Duration of Hospitalization (days)     0.017
  1–4 289 64 22.1  
  5 77 15 19.5  
  ≥ 6 160 18 11.3  
  Unknown/ missing 316 132   
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