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Table 3 Clinical Characteristics – Outcome at first follow-up

From: Predictors of aetiology and outcomes of acute gastrointestinal illness in returning travellers: a retrospective cohort analysis

  Odds Ratio for Parasitic Diagnosis 95% CI p value
Male Gender 1.07 0.74-1.53 0.721
Age >37 years 1.42 0.98-2.04 0.058
Travel to South Asia 2.55 1.75-3.70 <0.0001
Syndrome - Abdominal Pain and Bloating 0.68 0.36-1.20 0.214
Syndrome - Dysenteric Diarrhoea 0.22 0.066-0.53 <0.005
Syndrome - Other GI syndrome 0.70 0.16-2.00 0.556
  Odds Ratio for Bacterial Diagnosis 95% CI p value
Male Gender 1.69 1.10-2.62 <0.05
Age <37 Years 2.04 1.25-3.43 <0.01
Travel to South Asia 0.47 0.24-0.83 <0.013
Travel to Southern Africa 0.11 0.006-0.52 <0.05
Stool Microscopy - White cells 3.52 2.09-5.86 <0.0001
CRP >5iu/dLa 4.68 2.91-7.72 <0.0001
  1. aCases where CRP not performed removed from analysis