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Table 1 Demographics and baseline characteristics of COVID-19 patients

From: Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in fecal samples with different pretreatment methods and PCR kits

  All patients (n = 90)(%)
Age-median (IQR) 46 (35–59)
Age groups–No. (%)
  < 30 y 15 (16.67)
 30–49 y 42 (46.67)
 50–69 y 25 (27.78)
  ≥ 70 y 8 (8.89)
Gender–No. (%)
 Male 42 (46.67)
 Female 48 (53.33)
Severity of illness–No. (%)
 Asymptomatic infection 6 (6.67)
 Mild illness 9 (10.00)
 Moderate illness 51 (56.67)
 Severe illness 18 (20.00)
 Critical illness 6 (6.67)
Days since the onset of illness to sampling–No. (%)
  ≤ 7 days 23 (25.56)
 7–14 days 43 (47.78)
  > 14 days 22 (24.44)
 Not known 2 (2.22)
Fecal sample category (Bristol Stool Scale)–No. (%)
 Anal swabs 10 (11.11)
 Type 1–5 74 (82.22)
 Type 6 3 (3.33)
 Type 7 3 (3.33)
Occupation
 Peasant 22 (24.44)
 Unemployed or housewife 14 (15.56)
 Retirement 8 (8.89)
 Student 8 (8.89)
 Cadre 7 (7.78)
 Business service 7 (7.78)
 Worker 6 (6.67)
 Teacher 4 (4.44)
 Migrant worker 4 (4.44)
 Medical staff 3 (3.33)
 Others 7 (7.78)
  1. Abbreviations: COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease-19, IQR interquartile range