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Table 2 Bacterial isolates distribution by wards/units

From: Antimicrobial resistance pattern: a report of microbiological cultures at a tertiary hospital in Tanzania

Pathogen Surgery Paediatric Medical EMD AICU PREM/NICU PICU Total
n = 425 (%) n = 1403 (%) n = 790 (%) n = 95 (%) n = 113 (%) n = 425 (%) n = 79 (%) n = 3330
Candida species. 9 (2.1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (3.2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1.27) 13
Citrobacter species. 10 (2.4) 3 (0.2) 7 (0.9) 0 (0) 1 (0.9) 5 (1.2) 1 (1.27) 27
Escherichia coli 9 (2.1) 11 (0.7) 13 (1.7) 5 (5.3) 1 (0.9) 2 (0.5) 0 (0) 41
Klebsiella pneumoniae 5 (1.2) 18 (1.3) 12 (1.5) 2 (2.1) 0 (0) 28 (6.6) 0 (0) 65
Other gram-positivea 0 (0) 3 (0.2) 0 (0) 3 (3.2) 0 (0) 1 (0.2) 1 (1.27) 8
Other gram-negativeb 33 (7.8) 31 (2.2) 25 (3.2) 6 (6.3) 6 (5.3) 29 (6.8) 2 (2.5) 132
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 7 (1.7) 4 (0.3) 7 (0.9) 1 (1.1) 1 (0.9) 4 (0.9) 0 (0) 24
Staphylococcus aureus 17 (4) 36 (2.6) 16 (2.0) 2 (2.1) 4 (3.5) 24 (5.7) 1 (1.27) 100
Salmonella species. 1 (0.2) 17 (1.2) 2 (0.3) 0 (0) 1 (0.9) 1 (0.2) 1 (1.27) 23
Streptococcus species. 0 (0) 3 (0.2) 0 (0) 1 (1.1) 0 (0) 2 (0.5) 0 (0) 6
Total 91 (21.5) 126 (8.9) 82 (10.5) 23 (24.4) 14 (12.4) 96 (22.6) 7 (8.9) 439
  1. PREM premature unit, AICU adult ICU, NICU neonatal ICU, PICU paediatric ICU, EMD emergency medicine department
  2. aOther gram-positive: Enterococcus species. n = 7 and Staphylococcus saprohyticus n = 1
  3. bOther gram-negative: Unidentified n = 106, Enterobacter species. n = 12, Proteus mirabilis n = 6, Proteus vulgaris n = 4, Shigella species. n = 4