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Table 1

Age and sex distribution of cryptosporidiosis from 278 cases (n = 19,033) reported at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia from January 2014 to May 2019.

Age group (years) Positive samples n (% total number in the age group) Female Male Total number of samples
<1 28 (2.4) 13 15 1182
1–4 104 (3.8) 35 69* 2762
5–9 5 (0.4) 4 1 1303
10–19 19 (1.0) 11 8 1941
20–29 27 (1.0) 21* 6 2675
30–39 44 (1.5) 26 18 2922
40–49 18** (0.9) 8 9 2070
50–59 7 (0.7) 4 3 1019
>60 5 (0.5) 1 4 1024
Unknown age 21** (1.0) 9 8 2135
Total 278 132 141 19,033
*

Statistical significance between male and female prevalence was observed by Fisher’s exact test (p < 0.05).

**

Sex information was missing for 4 patients and 1 patient in the “unknown age” and “40–49 year” categories, respectively.

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