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Table 5 Observed standard deviations and coefficients of variation in different study populations

From: Sampling strategies to measure the prevalence of common recurrent infections in longitudinal studies

Study Mean LP SD CV
Guatemala [13]    
   Diarrhoea 0.023 0.057 2.45
Pakistan [29]    
   Diarrhoea 0.014 0.038 2.65
Brazil 1 [2]    
   diarrhoea 0.029 0.045 1.54
Brazil 2 [10]    
   diarrhoea 0.050 0.066 1.31
   cough 0.238 0.187 0.78
   fever 0.042 0.040 0.95
Ghana [14]    
   diarrhoea 0.170 0.171 1.01
   cough 0.141 0.152 1.12
   rapid breathing 0.014 0.042 2.87
  1. LP and SD were calculated based on point prevalence data collected continuously over one year