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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and clinical characteristics of patients with ear discharge at University of Hawassa Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia, February 1, 2016 to November 1, 2016

From: Antimicrobial resistance profile of Staphylococcus aureus isolates isolated from ear discharges of patients at University of Hawassa comprehensive specialized hospital

Variables   Growth of S. aureus Total N (%) P-value
  Yes (%) No (%)
Age Under 5 7(41.2) 10(58.8) 17 ref
6-15 10(31.2) 22(68.8) 32 0.6
16 -30 13(27.1) 35(72.9) 48 0.6
Above 31 4(20.0) 16(80.0) 20 0.2
Sex Male 21 (31.8) 45 (68.2) 66 0.41
Female 12 (24.5) 37 (75.5) 49
History of previous infection Yes 25 (28.4) 63(71.6%) 88 0.98
No 6(28.6%) 15(71.4%) 21
Previous treatment with antimicrobials Yes 21(29.6) 50 (70.4%) 71 0.88
No 11(28.2%) 28 (71.8%) 39
Is there ear pain Yes 26 (27.9) 67 (72.1%) 93 0.98
No 9 (40.9%) 13 (59.1%) 22
Is there itching of external ear Yes 21(30.4%) 48(69.6%) 69 0.20
No 5(17.9%) 23 (82.1%) 28
Is there hearing problem Yes 14(26.4%) 39(73.6%) 53 0.71
No 14 (29.8) 33 (70.2) 47
Is there fever Yes 8(25%) 24(75%) 32 0.58
No 20(30.3%) 46(69.7) 66