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Table 2 Estimates of diarrhea duration by age and country income-status

From: Systematic review of diarrhea duration and severity in children and adults in low- and middle-income countries

Duration Outcome Study Design Study Sites1
N
Combined Estimate
% (95% CI)
Low- and middle-income countries
0-59 mos
Weighted Mean 2 Community 29 4.3 (4.3-4.4)
  Hospital - Inpatient 2 8.4 (8.1-8.8)
Weighted Median 2 Community 8 3.1 (3.0-3.2)
  Hospital - Inpatient 1 2.0 (-)
Weighted Proportion Persistent 3 Community 12 4.9 (4.6-5.2)
  Hospital - Inpatient 4 11.1 (9.3-12.9)
  Hospital - Outpatient 1 15.4 (-)
5-15 yrs
Mean Community 1 2.7 (-)
≥ 16 yrs
Mean Community 1 3.0 (-)
  Hospital - Inpatient 1 2.6 (-)
High-income countries
0-59 mos
Mean Community 1 2.2 (-)
Median Community 1 1.0 (-)
≥ 16 yrs
Mean Community 1 2.6 (-)
  Hospital - Outpatient 1 4.6 (3.6-5.2)
  1. 1Individual studies may contribute more than one study site (N) to each estimate2Estimates for ≥ 2 study sites generated by Poisson regression model weighted by sample size3Estimates for ≥ 2 study sites generated by logistic regression model weighted by sample size