Table 4

Management by different diagnosis, overall and by region
Diagnosis Fluid and electrolyte replacement Antibiotics Dioctahedral smectite Herbal medicine Probiotics
Acute infectious diarrhea
Total (n = 727) 433 (59.6) 414 (56.9) 439 (60.4) 233 (32.0) 344 (47.3)
Beijing (n = 357) 242 (67.8) 185 (51.8) 242 (67.8) 191(53.5) 282 (79.0)
Shaanxi province (n = 370) 190 (51.4) 229 (61.9) 197 (53.2) 42 (11.4) 62 (16.8)
p <0.001 0.006 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Acute bacterial dysentery
Total (n = 73) 60 (82.2) 72 (98.6) 35 (47.9) 24 (32.9) 35 (47.9)
Beijing (n = 43) 34 (79.1) 43 (100) 20 (46.5) 22 (51.2) 33 (76.7)
Shaanxi province (n = 30) 26 (86.7) 29 (96.7) 15 (50.0) 2 (6.7) 2 (6.7)
p 0.404 0.855 0.769 <0.001 <0.001

Hou et al.

Hou et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:41   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-41

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