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Table 2 Characteristics of rotavirus infected and uninfected children hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis

From: Rotavirus gastroenteritis in Indian children < 5 years hospitalized for diarrhoea, 2012 to 2016

Variable Rotavirus positive (N = 2069) Rotavirus negative (N = 3765) p value
Male 1304 (63.0%) 2339 (62.1%) 0.52
Age, mean months ± SD 15.02 ± 11.2 14.93 ± 12.5 0.8
Age group distribution
  < 1 year (0–11 months) 992 (47.9%) 1924 (51.1%) 0.02
 1 year to < 2 years (12–23 months) 693 (33.5%) 1051 (27.9%) < 0.001
 2 years to <5 years (24–59 months) 384 (18.6%) 790 (21%) 0.03
 Duration of hospital stay in days, mean ± SD 3.2 ± 2.2 3.4 ± 2.9 < 0.001
 Temperature 1273 (61.5%) 2360 (62.7%) 0.38
 Vomiting 1574 (76.1%) 2490 (66.15%) < 0.001
 Vesikari score, mean ± SD 11.1 ± 2.8 10.6 ± 3.0 < 0.001
Disease severity by Vesikari score
 Mild (1–5) 83 (4.01%) 186 (4.94%) 0.11
 Moderate (6–10) 685 (33.1%) 1532 (40.6%) < 0.001
 Severe (11–15) 1251 (60.4%) 1947 (51.7%) < 0.001
 Very severe (16–20) 50 (2.4%) 100 (2.6%) 0.58