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Table 1 Isolate distribution and their proportions among different specimen types

From: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in East Africa: red alert or red herring?

Year 2014 2015 2016 Overall (2014–2016)
Specimen type n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Pus 58 (92%) 59 (83%) 40 (76%) 157 (84%)
Blood 4 (6%) 6 (9%) 8 (15%) 18 (10%)
Urine 3 (4%) 1 (2%) 4 (2%)
Miscellaneousa 1 (2%) 3 (4%) 4 (8%) 8 (4%)
TOTAL 63 (100%) 71 (100%) 53 (100%) 187 (100%)
  1. aThese include pleural fluid, ascitic fluid, sputum and cerebrospinal fluid