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Table 1 Comparison of the demographic and clinical data between children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia and in children with pneumonia caused by other pathogens at enrolment

From: Mycoplasma pneumoniae as a causative agent of community-acquired pneumonia in children: clinical features and laboratory diagnosis

  Mycoplasma pneumoniaepneumonia Non-Mycoplasma pneumoniaepneumonia P value
(n=24) (n=142)
Sex (%)    
  Males 75 47.9 p=0.014
  Females 25 52.1  
Age (years) 9.89 ± 5.21 5.75 ± 4.13 p=0.001
Duration of symptoms before enrolment (days) 7.33 ± 4.89 5.75 ± 3.78 p=0.089
Fever duration before enrolment (days) 5.50 ± 3.65 3.83 ± 2.93 p=0.021
Cough duration before enrolment (days) 7.17 ± 4.89 5.01 ± 4.25 p=0.026
  1. Date are presented as mean ± SD unless otherwise indicated.