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Table 2

Characteristics of the cohort (N = 341).

Demographic and clinical characteristics Values
Male/female sex ratio 2.2
Age, mean ± SD 33 ± 17
Type of patient, % (n/N)
 Migrants 70% (240/341)
 Travelers 20% (68/341)
 Autochthonous 10% (33/341)
Hospital unit, % (n/N)
 Consultation of parasitology or infectious diseases 82% (279/341)
 Immunocompromized patients 3% (10/341)
 Other 15% (52/341)
Microscopic examination of stools, N 805
 Number of samples/patient, median 3
 % with 1 stool examination 21.1%
 % with 2 stools examinations 24.9%
 % with ≥ 3 stools examinations 54.0%
Concentration methods
 % of patients with ≥ 1 Harada-Mori filter paper culture (N stools) 98.5% (687)
 % of patients with ≥ 1 Baermann concentration (N stools) 46.9% (186)
Number of patients with available eosinophil count (EC) 306
 % with EC < 0.5 G/L 62.4%
 % with EC [0.5; 1] G/L 16.1%
 % with EC ≥ 1 G/L 21.3%

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