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Table 2 Etiology-specific positive rate for intraoperative bone culture of chronic osteomyelites (2003–2014)

From: Bacterial resistance trends among intraoperative bone culture of chronic osteomyelitis in an affiliated hospital of South China for twelve years

Pathogenesis Positive-rate(%)
traumatic adjacent infection hematogenic others
Year group
 2003–2004 53.8 16.7 27.31 35.7
 2005–2006 50.9 37.5 57.1 66.7
 2007–2008 68.4 55.6 100.0 63.6
 2009–2010 69.1 66.7 80.0 61.3
 2011–2012 88.7 70.6 90.0 64.3
 2013–2014 79.7 50.0 100.0 59.0
H value 28.081 6.900 16.686 4.191
P value 0.000* 0.228 0.005* 0.522
  1. *P < 0.05 statistically significant