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Table 1 S. aureus prevalence at the various departments/wards at each hospital

From: Prevalence and pattern of antibiotic resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from door handles and other points of contact in public hospitals in Ghana

Department/Hospital TTH (%) TCH (%) TWH (%) Total
Administration 1/9 (11%) 1/3 (33%) 3/3 (100%) 5/15 (33%)
OPD 2/12 (17%) 2/7 (29%) 11/12 (92%) 15/31 (48%)
Theatre 0/13 (0%) 1/5 (20%) 7/10 (58%) 8/28 (29%)
Laboratory 2/6 (33%) 2/3 (67%) 4/9 (44%)
Male ward 0/2 (0%) 5/5 (100%) 5/7 (71%)
Female ward 2/2 (100%) 0/2 (0%) 2/4 (50%)
Children’s ward 0/2 (0%) 0/3 (0%) 0/5 (050
Child welfare centre 1/2 (50%) 1/2 (50%)
New born intensive care 0/2 (0%) 0/2 (0%)
Maternity 0/3 (0%) 0/3 (0%)
Festula department 2/3 (67%) 2/3 (67%)
X-ray 1/1 (100%) 1/1 (100%)
Aseptic ward 0/1 (0%) 0/1 (0%)
Male surgical ward 1/1 (100%) 1/1 (100%)
Elevator button 0/1 (0%) 0/1 (0%)
Stair rail 2/7 (29%) 1/1 (100%) 3/8 (38%)
Total 8/51 (16%) 11/35 (31%) 28/34 (82%) 47/120 (39%)
  1. TTH Tamale Teaching Hospital, TCH Tamale Central Hospital, TWH Tamale West Hospital, OPD Out Patient Department