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Table 4 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the children with single infection

From: Molecular detection of human enteric viruses circulating among children with acute gastroenteritis in Valencia, Venezuela, before rotavirus vaccine implementation

  Enterovirus Calicivirus Adenovirus Astrovirus Klassevirus Aichi virus Picobirnavirus
N. of children infected 58 24 8 3 2 0 0
Median age, months 14 11 8 13 0.6
Age group, months
 < 24 45 (77.6) 21 (87.5) 7 (87.5) 3 (100) 2 (100)
 24–60 13 (22.4) 3 (12.5) 1 (12.5)
Gender
 Female 16 (27.6) 9 (37.5) 3 (37.5) 2 (66.7) 1 (50)
 Male 42 (72.4) 15 (62.5) 5 (62.5) 1 (33.3) 1 (50)
Graffar socioeconomic level
 1
 2 1 (4.2)
 3 6 (10.3) 2 (8.3) 1 (12.5)
 4 21 (36.2) 11 (45.8) 4 (50) 1 (33.3) 2 (100)
 5 31 (53.4) 10 (41.7) 3 (37.5) 2 (66.7)
Malnutrition status
 None 43 (74.1) 18 (75.0) 8 (100) 2 (66.7) 2 (100)
 Light 7 (12.1) 5 (20.8) 1 (33.3)
 Mild 8 (13.8) 1 (4.2)
 Severe
Dehydration
 None 51 (87.9) 22 (91.7) 5 (62.5) 3 (100) 1 (50)
 Mild 6 (10.3) 1 (4.2) 3 (37.5)
 Severe 1 (1.7) 1 (4.2) 1 (50)
Type of treatment
 Outpatient 49 (84.5) 20 (83.3) 5 (62.5) 3 (100) 1 (100)
 Inpatient 9 (15.5) 4 (16.7) 3 (37.5)
  1. Data are n (%) of children studied. No significant difference (p > 0.05) related with these variables was observed. Data were analysed using χ2 or Fisher’s exact test (two-tailed, 95% confidence intervals) when the size sample was less than 5 (Epi Info™ 7.1.4.0, CDC Atlanta, GA, USA). The significance of the difference for the ages was calculated by Student’s test. The scale used for the Graffar socioeconomic level was based in a modified methodology described by Méndez Castellano et al. [32]