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Table 1 Characteristics of children with NTS stratified by blood and stool culture positivity

From: Characterisation of community acquired non-typhoidal Salmonella from bacteraemia and diarrhoeal infections in children admitted to hospital in Nairobi, Kenya

Characteristic [No. (%)] Stool -ve blood +ve (N = 170) Stool +ve Blood +ve (N = 28) Stool +ve blood -ve (N = 134) p-value
Sex     
Male 98 (57.6) 17 (60.7) 76 (57.6)  
Female 72 (42.3) 11 (39.3) 56 (42.4) 0.931
Mean age (months) 22 24 24 0.7681
Key Clinical features     
Fever 105 (61.8) 12 (42.9) 37 (27.6) p < 0.001
Diarrhoea 69 (40.6) 26 (92.9) 89 (66.4) p < 0.001
Vomiting 44 (28.9) 2 (7.1) 66 (49.3) p < 0.001
Days hospitalised     
Range 1–60 1–30 1–23 -
Median 9 7 2 0.004
NTS serotypes     
   S. Typhimurium 93 (54.7) 11 (39.3) 92 (68.7) 0.04
   S. Enteritidis 57 (33.5) 8 (25) 29 (21.6) 0.71
   Other serotypes 20 (11.8) 9 (32.1) 13 (9.7) 0.13