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Table 6 Age group-wise distribution of incidences of different strains of Diarrheagenic E. coli causing diarrhea in children

From: Multiple etiologies of infectious diarrhea and concurrent infections in a pediatric outpatient-based screening study in Odisha, India

  No (%) of cases under age groups Statistical analysis
<2 years (n = 22) 2–5 years (n = 18) p value Odds ratio (95% CI)
STEC 7 (31.81) 7 (38.88) 0.328 0.733 (0.198–2.704)
EPEC 20 (90.9) 8 (44.44) 0.001** 12.5 (2.226–70.18)
EHEC 1 (4.54) 0 0.275 Undefined#
O 157 4 (18.18) 2 (11.11) 0.288 1.778 (0.286–1.04)
EAEC 5 (22.72) 4 (22.22) 0.635 1.56 (0.243–10.03)
  1. Percentages are calculated based on the total number of children with symptoms of diarrhea with detection of DEC under <2 years and 2–5 years age groups (n = 22 and 18, respectively)
  2. ** Extremely statistically significant