Table 1

Demographic and clinical features of diarrhea patients

Feature

Cholera cases (N = 138)

Non-Cholera diarrhea cases (N = 253)

p value


Mean (SD) age

20.2 (15.9)

24.4 (15.6)

<0.0001

Number (%) female

65 (47)

130 (51)

= 0.42

Number (%) rehydrated intravenously

104 (75)

84 (33)

<0.0001

Number (%) with severe dehydration a

24 (18)

14 (6)

= 0.0002

Number (%) with vomiting b

122 (88)

187 (75)

= 0.0012

Number (%) provided a rectal swab

66 (48)

153(61)

= 0.016


a Data not available for 13 noncholeraic patients and 3 cholera patients.

b Data not available for 2 non-cholera patients.

Wang et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2006 6:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-6-17

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