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Volume 18, Number 11—November 2012

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Susceptibility of Children to Sapovirus Infections, Nicaragua, 2005–2006

Filemón Bucardo1, Beatrice Carlsson1, Johan Nordgren, Göran Larson, Patricia Blandon, Samuel Vilchez, and Lennart SvenssonComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of León, León, Nicaragua (F. Bucardo, P. Blandon, S. Vilchez); Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden (F. Bucardo, B. Carlsson, J. Nordgren, L. Svensson); and University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden (G. Larson)

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Table 1

Epidemiologic profile of SaV infections, León, Nicaragua, 2005–2006*

Characteristic Symptomatic, n = 205
Asymptomatic, n = 87
Total No. (%) SaV strains OR Total No. (%) SaV strains OR
Setting

Community

160 20 (12) 0.9 87 8 (9)

Hospital

45 5 (11) 0

Both

205 25 (12) 87 8 (9)
Patient sex

M

125 14 (11) 0.8 43 6 (14) 3.405†

F

80 11 (14) 44 2 (5)
Patient age, mo

≤6

36 5 (14) 1.2 11 2 (18) 2.6‡

7–12

57 12 (21) 2.8§ 15 2 (13) 1.7

13–24

67 7 (10) 0.8 48 4 (8) 0.8

25– 60

45 1 (2) 0.1 13 0 (0) NA

*SaV, sapovirus; OR, odds ratio; NA, not applicable.
†Fisher test, 95%, CI, p = 0.15.
‡Fisher test, 95%, CI, p = 0.26.
§Fisher test, 95%, CI, p = 0.02.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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