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Table 1 Summary of study admissions

From: Carriage of antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in hospitalised children in tertiary hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe

  Number (n =164) %
Age of child
 0–28 days 19 12%
 29 days–1 year 63 38%
 1–5 years 64 39%
 Over 5 years 18 11%
Ward of recruitment
 Harare Childrens Hospital, ward B1 41 25%
 Harare Childrens Hospital, ward B2 63 38%
 Parirenyatwa Hospital, admission unit 3 3%
 Parirenyatwa Hospital, ward A4 General 22 22%
 Parirenyatwa Hospital, ward A4 Special 24 24%
 Parirenyatwa Hospital, ward A5 11 11%
Enteric carriage of resistance on admission
 Both ESBL and gentamicin resistance 68 41%
 ESBL resistance only 18 11%
 Gentamicin resistance only 17 10%
 Neither form of resistance 61 37%
Outcome of admission
 Discharged 151 92%
 Died 13 8%