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Table 1 Comparison of colonization among pre and post delivery periods (n = 130)

From: Maternal vaginal colonization with selected potential pathogens of neonatal sepsis in the era of antimicrobial resistance, a single center experience from Sri Lanka

Organism Colonization rate on admission Colonization rate on discharge Significance
S. agalactiae 21 (16.2%) 14 (10.85) 0.241 (Fishers Exact)
Enterococcus spp 30 (23.1%) 23 (17.7%) 0.015 (Chi square)
Enterobacteriaceaea 31 (23.8%) 54 (41.5%) 0.013 (Chi square)
E. coli 8 (6.25%) 14 (10.8%) 0.598 (Fishers Exact)
Klebsiella spp 23 (17.7%) 33 (25.4%) 0.036 (Chi square)
  1. aDifferences in rates were not calculated for individual Enterobacteriaceae other than E. coli and Klebsiella spp. due to low numbers