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Table 1 Key socio-demographic parameters of the scrub typhus patients in a tertiary care hospital of Meghalaya, India, Sept 2011–Aug 2012 (n = 90)

From: Clinical and paraclinical profile, and predictors of outcome in 90 cases of scrub typhus, Meghalaya, India

Study variable n %
Age group (years)
 18–20 4 4.4
 21–30 41 45.6
 31–40 17 18.9
 41–50 15 16.7
 51–60 7 7.8
 >60 6 6.7
Gender
 Male 47 52.2
 Female 43 47.8
Geographic location (District)
 East Khasi Hills 49 54.4
 Jaintia Hills 21 23.3
 West Khasi Hills 17 18.9
 Ribhoi 3 3.3
Occupation
 Farmer 19 21.1
 Labourer 17 18.9
 Home maker 14 15.6
 Businessman 8 8.8
 Student 4 4.4
 Others 8 8.8
 Unemployed 16 17.8
 Retired 4 4.4