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Table 1 Comparison of demographic characteristics and Enterococcus culture positivity among hospitalized patients in Jimma, Ethiopia

From: Antimicrobial resistance profile of Enterococcus species isolated from intestinal tracts of hospitalized patients in Jimma, Ethiopia

Variables Culture positive n (%) Culture negative n (%) Total (%) P
Age category in years
 16–27 42 (76.4%) 13 (23.6%) 55 (36.7%) 0.432
 28–55 62 (73.8%) 22 (26.2%) 84 (56%)
 56 and above 10 (90.9%) 1 (9.1%) 11 (7.3%)
Sex
 Male 57 (74%) 20 (26%) 77 (51.3%) 0.546
 Female 57 (78.1%) 16 (21.9%) 73 (48.7%)
Hospital duration
 10–30 days 92 (73.6%) 33 (26.4%) 125 (83.3%) 0.135
 31 and above 22 (88%) 3 (12%) 25 (16.7%)
Previous antibiotic treatment
 Yes 103 (74.1%) 36 (25.9%) 139 (92.7%) 0.313
 No 10 (90.9%) 1 (9.1%) 11 (7.3%)