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Table 4 Characteristics of prior diarrhea during deployment

From: A cross-sectional analysis of clinical presentations of and risk factors for enteric protozoan Infections in an Active Duty Population during Operation Iraqi Freedom

  Protozoa Found No Protozoa Found Total p value
Had diarrhea at study enrollment, n (%) 13 (17.3) 98 (27.1) 111 (25.4) 0.08
Fever present at study enrollment, n (%) 1 (1.3) 4 (1.1) 5 (1.1) 0.87
Had other diarrhea episodes during the same deployment 52 (69.3) 230 (63.5) 282 (64.5) 0.34
For Any previous diarrheal episode:     
Median # of loose stools/day for any episode (IQR) 4 (3-6) 5 (3-7) 5 (4-7) 0.48
Abdominal Cramps 34 (65.4) 169 (73.4) 203 (72.0) 0.24
Nausea 24 (46.1) 101 (44.3) 125 (44.6) 0.81
Vomiting 6 (11.8) 38 (16.7) 44 (15.7) 0.38
Headache 24 (46.1) 102 (44.5) 126 (44.8) 0.83
Muscle Aches 18 (34.6) 72 (31.5) 90 (32.1) 0.67
Fevers 11 (21.1) 32 (14.1) 43 (15.4) 0.20
Blood in Stool 5 (9.6) 17 (7.4) 22 (7.8) 0.60
Visited Sick Call 16 (30.1) 46 (20.3) 62 (22.2) 0.12
Hospitalized? 1 (1.9) 4 (1.8) 5 (1.8) 0.96
Back Up Called 5 (9.6) 8 (3.5) 13 (4.6) 0.07