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Table 1 Patient demographic characteristics and positive typhoid laboratory results, Moyale Sub-County, Kenya, 2014–2015

From: Investigation of a typhoid fever epidemic in Moyale Sub-County, Kenya, 2014–2015

Variable N (%)
Sex (n = 157)
 Male 77 (49)
 Female 80 (51)
Age group (years) (n = 155)
 < 18 87 (56)
 > 18 68 (44)
Facility (n = 157)
 Taqwa Nursing Home 47 (30)
 Moyale Sub-County Hospital 40 (26)
 Al Shifa Clinic 36 (23)
 Afya Nursing Home 17 (11)
 Al Bilal Nursing Home 16 (10)
Residence (n = 155)
 Township 37 (24)
 Biashara Street 37 (24)
 Sessi 37 (24)
 Butiye 22 (14)
 Manyatta 17 (11)
 Gurumesa 5 (3)
Laboratory
 Widal (n = 317) 155 (49)
 Culture (n = 188) 71 (38)
Antimicrobial sensitivity testing (n = 71)
 Ceftriaxone 54 (76)
 Cefuroxime 43 (60)
 Ciprofloxacin 33 (46)
 Ofloxacin 27 (38)
 Nitrofurantoin 25 (35)
 Chlorophenicol 23 (32)
 Gentamicin 19 (26)
 Amoxicillin 11 (15)
  1. Any record that did not contain the specific part of the case’s sociodemographic information was excluded from the analysis; therefore, denominators differ from one variable to the next