TABLE 1.

Characteristics of patients enrolled in study by hospital and laboratory-confirmed diagnosis

ParameterCai Lay HospitalHospital for Tropical DiseasesTotal
Typhoid feverOtherTyphoid feverOtherTyphoid feverOther
Total no. of patients241035105920
Median age in yr (range)13 (2-72)15 (4-70)20 (3-67)36 (14-91)18 (2-72)26 (4-91)
No. (%) of female patients6 (25)6 (60)17 (49)5 (50)23 (39)11 (55)
Median days (range) between fever onset and enrollment9 (4-19)6 (4-15)11 (5-55)12 (5-129)11 (4-55)9 (4-129)
Median (range) duration of hospitalization10 (2-20)5 (2-9)10 (2-41)7 (4-18)10 (2-41)6 (2-18)
No. of patients (%) treated before presenting to the hospital/total no.24/24 (100)10/10 (100)31/32 (97)9/9 (100)55/56 (98)19/19 (100)
No. of patients (%) reportedly taking antibiotics at presentation/ total no. of patients who reported medicine type4/5 (80)2/4 (50)6/10 (60)4/6 (67)10/15 (67)6/10 (60)