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Table 1 Demographics of patients with travelers’ diarrhea (n = 1160)

From: Impact of pre-travel consultation on clinical management and outcomes of travelers’ diarrhea: a retrospective cohort study

  Pre-travel consultationa p valueb
Yes (n = 256) No (n = 904)
Age, in years 35 (23–53) 43 (27–56) 0.0001
Male 107 (42) 413 (46) 0.3
Employed 153 (60) 626 (69) 0.0004
Unemployed 103 (40) 278 (31)
Student 64 (25) 102 (11)
Retired 16 (6) 106 (12)
Other 23 (9) 70 (8)
Caucasian 208 (81) 794 (88) 0.007
Local residentc 177 (69) 529 (59) 0.002
Traveler sought pre-travel consult for future travel 92 (36)2 116 (13) < 0.0001
Traveler sought pre-travel consult for prior travel 60 (23) 116 (13) < 0.0001
  1. aContinuous variables are expressed as median (interquartile range). IQR = interquartile range from the 25th percentile to the 75th percentile. Categorical variables are expressed as numbers (%)
  2. bP values were calculated based on Pearson’s chi-square test for categorical variables and Wilcoxon’s rank sum test for continuous variables
  3. cLocal residents were defined as those whose primary residence was in Olmsted County, Minnesota, at the time of travel