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Table 1 Distribution of specimen and bacterial isolates analysed, Harare 2012–17

From: Trends in antimicrobial resistance of bacterial pathogens in Harare, Zimbabwe, 2012–2017: a secondary dataset analysis

Variable Category Frequency (n = 23,432) Percentage (%)
Specimen type Urine 10,167 43.4
  Pus swab 8588 36.7
Blood 1730 7.4
Sputum 1118 4.8
Ear* 586 2.5
Nose* 267 1.1
Throat* 95 0.4
Penile swab 25 0.1
Seminal fluid 54 0.2
Urethral 125 0.5
Vaginal 117 0.5
High vaginal swab** 134 0.6
Vulval swab** 19 0.1
Stool 384 1.6
Cerebrospinal fluid 23 0.1
Bacteria species E. coli 10,130 43.2
  S. aureus 3703 15.8
Coag neg 2599 11.1
staphylococcus
Enterococcus spp 1891 8.1
P. areuginosa 1649 7
K. pneumoniae 1299 5.5
Enterobacter spp 834 3.6
A.baumanii 616 2.6
Salmonella spp 384 1.6
S.pneumoniae 137 0.6
Campylobacter spp 137 0.6
N. gonorrhoea 53 0.2
  1. *ENT- ear, nose and throat
  2. **STI- sexually transmitted infections