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Table 5 Prevalence of enteric pathogens in diarrhea cases in different age groups

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

Enteropathogen Total
n = 271
n (%)
5–15 years
n = 21
n (%)
15–50 years
n = 175
n (%)
≥50 years
n = 75
n (%)
χ2 p value
At least one enteropathogens 79 (29.2) 9 (42.9) 52 (29.7) 18 (24.0) 2.90 p = 0.234
At least one bacterium 37 (13.7) 5 (23.8) 27 (15.4) 5 (6.7) 5.41 p = 0.0668
At least one virus 39 (14.4) 4 (19.0) 23 (13.1) 12 (16.0) 0.748 p = 0.688
At least one parasite 13 (4.8) 1 (4.8) 10 (5.7) 2 (2.7) p = 0.654
EAEC 20 (7.4) 1 (4.8) 16 (9.1) 3 (4.0) 2.56 p = 0.323
EPEC 15 (5.5) 4 (19.0) 9 (5.0) 2 (2.7) p = 0.031
NoV 27 (10.0) 4 (19.0) 15 (8.6) 8 (10.7) 2.35 p = 0.309
RVA 20 (7.4) 2 (9.5) 13 (7.4) 5 (6.7) 0.198 p = 0.906
B. hominis 13 (4.8) 1 (4.8) 10 (5.7) 2 (2.7) p = 0.654
  1. Including the co-infection of any enteric pathogens in diarrhea cases. The “–” symbol indicates that data be calculated with Fisher-exact tests