Table 6

Clinical presentation by age group and outbreak period in Chobe District Botswana (2011–2012)
Variable Dry season outbreak Wet season outbreak
Hospitalized <5 36% (19–56%) 5% (0–25%)
Hospitalized ≥5 5% (0–23%) 0% (0–52%)
Vomiting <5 62% (41–80%) 47% (21–73%)
Vomiting ≥5 29% (11–52%) 40% (5–85%)
Fever <5 33% (16–55%) 27% (8–55%)
Fever ≥5 28% (10–53%) 0% (0–60%)
Diarrhea w/dehydration <5 32% (15–54%) 10% (1–32%)
Diarrhea w/dehydration ≥5 29% (10–56%) 0% (0–46%)
Diarrhea w/blood <5 4% (0–20%) 0% (0–17%)
Diarrhea w/blood ≥5 12% (1–36%) 0% (0–46%)
Diarrhea w/o dehydration <5 40% (21–61%) 65% (41–85%)
Diarrhea w/o dehydration ≥5 53% (28–77%) 67% (22–96%)
Persistent diarrhea <5 24% (9–45%) 10% (1–32%)
Persistent diarrhea ≥5 6% (0–29%) 33% (4–78%)

Exact binomial 95% confidence intervals are reported in parentheses.

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