TABLE 2

Comparison of Patients’ Characteristics With Respect to the Detection of Enteric Pathogens

VariablesRotavirus Tested (n = 218)C difficile Tested (n = 102)Bacterial Culture Tested (n = 210)
Positive (n = 72)Negative (n = 146)Positive (n = 10)Negative (n = 92)Positive (n = 14)Negative (n = 196)
Mean age, mo27.2**21.423.924.028.123.8
 95% CI23.6–30.719.2–23.511–3621.1–2720.1–36.121.8–25.8
Boy, %51.454.142.953.350.056.5
Non-Hispanic white, %81.9**66.490.078.371.472.8
Rotavirus season, %59.753.150.050.028.6*57.8
Duration of illness, d2.9**3.85.14.03.53.5
 95% CI2.6–3.23.3–4.32.2–8.03.4–4.62–53.2–3.9
Use of antibiotic, %36.132.95040.214.335.4
Vomiting, %98.6**83.690.082.664.3***89.2
Dehydration, %***
 <325.055.560.053.348.750.0
 3–970.842.54040.048.742.9
 >94.22.002.22.67.1
  • * P < .05; ** P < .02; *** P < .01.