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Table 2 Characteristics of SAM1 hospitalizations in under-fives pre- (January 2010–December 2013) and post-rotavirus vaccine (January 2016–September 2017) introduction, TCH2, Kiribati

From: Temporal decline in diarrhea episodes and mortality in Kiribati children two years following rotavirus vaccine introduction, despite high malnutrition rates: a retrospective review

CharacteristicsPre-vaccine n = 163Post-vaccine n = 138p-value
Median age in months, (IQR)313.0 (8.9–18.1)16.0 (11.8–23.8)< 0.001
Sex (male), n (%)80 (49.1%)84 (60.8%)0.07
Case fatality, n (%)33 (20.2%)416 (11.6%)0.08
All-cause admissions due to SAM1, n/N (%)163/3198 (5.1%)138/1269 (10.9%)< 0.001
All-cause mortality due to SAM1, n/N (%)33/213 (15.5%)416/122 (13.1%)0.55
  1. 1SAM Severe acute malnutrition
  2. 2TCH Tungaru Central Hospital
  3. 3IQR Inter-quartile range
  4. 4Outcome of one case unknown
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