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Table 1 The relationship between gender, sample site and sample type and the pattern of microbial growth observed

From: A retrospective analysis of the microbiology of diabetic foot infections at a Scottish tertiary hospital

 Pattern of microbial growthTotal
n (100%)
Monomicrobial
n (%)
Polymicrobial
n (%)
No significant growth
n (%)
All clinical samples77 (38.5%)47 (23.5%)76 (38.0%)200
Male62 (36.9%)42 (25.0%)64 (38.1%)168
Female15 (46.9%)5 (15.6%)12 (37.5%)32
Ankle0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)3 (100%)3
Foot39 (42.4%)22 (23.9%)31 (33.7%)92
Toe38 (36.2%)25 (23.8%)42 (40.0%)105
Bone biopsy2 (22.2%)6 (66.7%)1 (11.1%)9
Deep tissue swab75 (39.3%)41 (21.5%)75 (39.3%)191