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Table 1 Demographics of the children

From: Diarrhea in young children from low-income countries leads to large-scale alterations in intestinal microbiota composition

Demographic characteristics for samples (N = 992), N (%)
  MSDN = 508 ControlsN = 484 Pvalue TotalN = 992
Age groups by months    0.1788  
 0 to 5 58 (11) 54 (11)   112 (11)
 6 to 11 171 (34) 137 (28)   308 (31)
 12 to 17 93 (18) 80 (17)   173 (17)
 18 to 23 70 (14) 76 (16)   146 (15)
 24 to 59 116 (23) 137 (28)   253 (26)
Country    0.3622  
 The Gambia 138 (27) 131 (27)   269 (27)
 Mali 110 (22) 102 (21)   212 (21)
 Kenya 165 (32) 140 (29)   305 (31)
 Bangladesh 95 (19) 111(23)   206 (21)
Gender    0.5785  
 Male 286 (56) 264 (54)   550 (55)
 Female 222 (44) 220 (46)   442 (45)
Dysenteric stools     
  140 (28) 7 (1) <10-16 147 (15)
  1. All ages are in months. P values test independence of MSD cases and controls with regards to demographic variable. P values for age in months (treated as a continuous variable) computed by independent samples t-test. P values for categorical variables calculated using chi-square test.
  2. MSD: Moderate-to-severe diarrhea.