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Table 1 Relative isolation rate of S. aureus from wound and nasal swab of patients with surgical site infection and ear discharge swab and nasal swab of patients with otitis media

From: Antimicrobial resistance profile of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from patients with infection at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Patient category No. of patients No. of patients positive from one or more specimen (%) Specimen No. examined No. (%) positive Total no. of isolates
General surgical ward 14 8(57.1) Wound swab 14 4(28.6) 8
Nasal swab 14 4(28.6)
Orthopedic ward 21 10(47.6) Wound swab 21 8(38.1) 15
Nasal swab 21 7(33.3)
ENT ward 59 36(61) Ear discharge 59 26(44.1) 56
  Nasal swab 59 30(50.9)
Total 94 54(57.5)   188 79(42.02) 79