Table 1

Characteristics of the population under study

SUBJECTS a

MEAN AGE

IN YEARS

(range)

MALE (%)

FEMALE (%)

ORIGIN (%)


HD (n = 22)

31.5 (18-54)

14 (63.6)

8 (36.4)

15 Bolivia (70); 7 Ecuador (30)


IND (n = 15)

33.5 (22-56)

14 (93.3)

1 (6.67)

13 Bolivia (86.6); 1 Brasil (6.7);

1 Paraguay (6.7)


CCC (n = 16)

44.1 (27-68)

9 (56.3)

7 (43.7)

14 Bolivia (87.5); 1 Brasil (6.3);

1 Argentina (6.3)


DIG (n = 15)

39.1 (24-56)

10 (66.6)

5 (33.4)

14 Bolivia (93.3); 1 Argentina (6,7)


a HD: Healthy donors. IND: Chronic chagasic patients at indeterminate clinical form of the disease. CCC: Chronic cardiac chagasic patients. DIG: Chronic chagasic patients with abnormalities in the gastrointestinal track

Fern├índez-Villegas et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:206   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-206

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