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Table 4 The seasonal characteristics of mainly enteric pathogen isolated from diarrhea cases

From: Case–control study of diarrheal disease etiology in individuals over 5 years in southwest China

Enteropathogen Spring
(Feb–Apr)
n = 87
n (%)
Summer
(May–Jul)
n = 65
n (%)
Autumn
(Aug–Oct)
n = 69
n (%)
Winter
(Nov–Jan)
n = 50
n (%)
χ2 p value
EAEC 1 (1.2) 9 (13.8) 8 (11.6) 2 (4.0) p = 0.0045
EPEC 7 (8.0) 7 (10.8) 1 (1.4) 0 (0.0) p = 0.0156
RVA 4 (4.6) 0 (0.0) 8 (11.6) 8 (16.0) p = 0.0015
NoV 5 (5.7) 7 (10.8) 10 (14.5) 5 (10.0) 3.359 p = 0.341
B. hominis 0 (0.0) 7 (10.8) 6 (8.7) 0 (0.0) p < 0.0001
  1. Including the co-infection of any enteric pathogens in diarrhea cases. The “–” symbol indicates that data be calculated with Fisher-exact tests