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Table 1 Comparison of self-reported gastrointestinal symptoms of yersiniosis patients and persons without yersiniosis (reference group)

From: Clinical aspects and self-reported symptoms of sequelae of Yersinia enterocolitica infections in a population-based study, Germany 2009–2010

  Yersiniosis patients Reference group
Symptom All (N=571) n (%) 0-4 years (n=214) n (%) 5-14 years (n=197) n (%) ≥15 years (n=160) n (%) All (N=1,798) n (%) 0-4 years (n=592) n (%) 5-14 years (n=668) n (%) ≥15 years (n=537) n (%)
Diarrhea 460 (80.6) 203 (94.9) 131 (66.5) 126 (78.8) 96 (5.4) 33 (5.6) 25 (3.8) 38 (7.2)
Abdominal pain 419 (77.2) 115 (60.5) 168 (87.1) 136 (85.0) 118 (6.7) 28 (4.9) 41 (6.2) 49 (9.4)
Pain in lower right abdomen 203 (42.0) 21 (14.1) 118 (63.4) 64 (43.2) 21 (1.2) 2 (0.4) 4 (0.6) 15 (2.9)
Tenesma 106 (20.5) 36 (20.1) 35 (18.7) 35 (23.0) 47 (2.7) 17 (3.0) 8 (1.2) 22 (4.2)
Fever 299 (54.8) 139 (65.0) 124 (63.3) 36 (26.5) 97 (5.5) 64 (10.9) 27 (4.1) 6 (1.2)
Vomiting 110 (19.4) 43 (20.4) 47 (23.9) 20 (12.5) 67 (3.8) 36 (6.1) 23 (3.5) 8 (1.5)
Visible blood in stool 31 (5.5) 19 (9.1) 3 (1.6) 9 (5.7) 9 (0.5) 2 (0.3) 3 (0.5) 4 (0.8)
Other symptoms 354a (63.3) 111 (53.1) 141 (72.7) 102 (65.4) 222 (13.5) 101 (18.2) 59 (9.8) 60 (12.7)
  1. a175 case-patients provided details on other symptoms. Most frequently named other symptoms were headache (n=54), fatigue (n=28), and nausea (n=24).
  2. Symptoms in the population-based reference group occurred within the 7 days preceding completing the questionnaire of a case–control study, Germany 2009–2010.