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Table 1 Epidemiological characteristics of patients with Blastocystis sp. infection attended in Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona (2009–2014). Data are reported as number (%) of patients or median (range)

From: Epidemiological and clinical profile of adult patients with Blastocystis sp. infection in Barcelona, Spain

Characteristics Number of patients (n = 418)
Age, years 36 (18–86)
Gender, male 236 (56.5 %)
Origin of patients
 Spain 143 (34.2 %)
 Latin America 149 (35.6 %)
 Sub-Saharan Africa 98 (23.4 %)
 Asia 14 (3.3 %)
 North Africa 11 (2.6 %)
 Other European countries 3 (0.7 %)
Epidemiological risk group
 Immigrants 263 (62.9 %)
 Autochthonous 119 (28.5 %)
 Travelers 26 (6.2 %)
 Visiting friends and relatives 10 (2.4 %)