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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of Pertussis cases in Dara Malo District, Gamo Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia, August 2018–January 2019

From: Pertussis outbreak in southern Ethiopia: challenges of detection, management, and response

Variable Characteristics n = 1840(%) Total population
Sex Male 883 (48.0) 54,935
Female 957(52.0) 52,780
Age groups ≤ 5 months 230 (12.5) 1615
6–11 months 206 (11.2) 1821
1 - 4 years 801 (43.5) 13,378
5–9 years 457 (24.8) 14,603
10–14 years 136 (7.4) 13,388
≥ 15 years 10 (0.5) 62,910
Mean ± SD= 45.4± 42.8 months; median = 36 months; and range = 599 months