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Table 4 Eschar distributions on bodies of confirmed scrub typhus cases

From: Clinical characteristics of the autumn-winter type scrub typhus cases in south of Shandong province, northern China

Eschar location Total cases
(%)
Male cases
(%)
Female cases
(%)
P-value
Head, face, eye, and neck 14 (3.3) 9 (3.8) 5 (2.7) 0.549 a
Front chest above umbilicus (including breast) 40 (9.4) 10 (4.2) 30 (16.2) <0.001a
Back 11 (2.6) 8 (3.3) 3 (1.6) 0.362 b
Axilla 89 (20.9) 49 (20.4) 40 (21.6) 0.762a
On or around umbilicus, abdomen areas, and front and back of waist 145 (34.1) 86 (35.8) 59 (31.9) 0.395a
Perineal, inguinal areas, anus, buttock, penis or scrotum/labia 88 (20.7) 54 (22.5) 34 (18.4) 0.298a
Upper extremities 18 (4.2) 11 (4.6) 7 (3.8) 0.685a
Lower extremities 20 (4.7) 13 (5.4) 7 (3.8) 0.431a
Total 425 (100.0) 240 (100.0) 185 (100.0)  
  1. a – Chi-square test; b – Fisher's exact test.