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Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008

Research

Short- and Long-term Effects of Bacterial Gastrointestinal Infections

Anders Ternhag*Comments to Author , Anna Törner†, Åke Svensson†‡, Karl Ekdahl*§, and Johan Giesecke*§
Author affiliations: *Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; †Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden; ‡Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; §European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden;

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Table 1

Distribution of infectious agents, age and sex for 101,855 study participants, Sweden, 1997−2004

Characteristic Nontyphoid Salmonella spp. Campylobacter spp. Shigella spp. EHEC* Yersinia spp.
No. participants
Female 17,524 27,067 2,145 451 2,390
Male 17,140 30,358 1,668 369 2,743
Mean age, y (range)
Female 37 (0−100) 37 (0−99) 33 (1−89) 25 (0−98) 28 (0−95)
Male 36 (0−97) 37 (0−98) 33 (0−83) 19 (0−85) 27 (0−94)

*EHEC, enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli.

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