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Table 5 Distribution of Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus (SA) and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of SA by ethnicity

From: Risk factors, microbiological findings and outcomes of necrotizing fasciitis in New Zealand: a retrospective chart review

  European Maori Pacific Other Total p-value
  No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Streptococcus pyogenes 48 (n=117) 41.0 18 (n=45) 40.0 28 (n=59) 47.5 4 (n=17) 23.5 98 (n=238) 41.2 0.366
Staphylococcus aureus (SA) 33 (n=117) 28.2 12 (n=45) 26.7 25 (n=59) 42.4 6 (n=17) 35.3 76 (n=238) 31.9 0.224
SA susceptible to Penicillin 5 (n=32) 15.6 1 (n=12) 8.3 3 (n=23) 13.0 0 (n=6) 0.0 9 (n=73) 12.3 0.716
SA susceptible to Erythromycin 23 (n=29) 79.3 12 (n=12) 100.0 21 (n=22) 95.5 6 (n=6) 100.0 62 (n=69) 89.9 0.097
SA susceptible to Flucloxacillin 29 (n=31) 93.5 10 (n=11) 90.9 17 (n=22) 77.3 6 (n=6) 100.0 62 (n=70) 88.6 0.224