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Table 6 Comparison of demographic and clinical characteristics of children having acute RVC diarrhea with that of unknown etiology

From: First study conducted in Northern India that identifies group C rotavirus as the etiological agent of severe diarrhea in children in Delhi

Parameters RVC negative RVC positive  
patients (n = 344) patients (n = 6)
Gender (Male/Female) 64.8% / 35.17% 66.7% / 33.3%  
Age (mean ± SD) (months) 12.39 (±8.41) 17 (±11.15) p (0.09)
Days of Diarrhea (mean ± SD) 2.85 ± 1.95 4.33 ± 2.94 p (0.06)
Episodes (mean ± SD) 16.08 ± 8.05 20.67 ± 10.72 p (0.16)
Severe Dehydration 72.20% 100%  
Days of vomiting (mean ± SD) 1.95 ± 1.70 1 ± 1.26 p (0.17)
Episodes/day (mean ± SD) 5.26 ± 4.26 4.5 ± 5.92 p (0.67)
Treatment (Oral/Intravenous) 24.7% / 75.29% 16.6% / 83.3%