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Table 1 Distribution of sample types collected at the various PHLs

From: Improved detection of microbiological pathogens: role of partner and non-governmental organizations

  TPHL [n (%)]   KPHL [n (%)]   SPHL [n (%)]  
  Before (838) After (961) p-value Before (394) After (705) p-value Before (1621) After (2236) p-value
Blood 78 (9.3) 115 (12.0) 0.07 90 (22.8) 99 (14.0) < 0.001 679 (41.9) 893 (39.9) 0.224
Urine 126 (15.0) 96 (10.0) 0.001 243 (61.7) 509 (72.2) < 0.001 855 (52.7) 1137 (50.8) 0.245
Stool 80 (9.5) 26 (2.7) < 0.001 61 (15.5) 39 (5.5) < 0.001 66 (4.1) 184 (8.2) < 0.001
CSF 554 (66.1) 724 (75.3) < 0.001 58 (8.2) 21 (1.3) 22 (1.0) 0.363
  1. ‘Before’ refers to number of samples which arrived at the various PHLs before implementation of the programme; ‘After’ refers to number of samples which arrived at the various PHLs after implementation of the programme
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