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Table 1 Characteristics of included studies

From: Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to antimicrobial agents in Ethiopia: a meta-analysis

No Study Study period Sample source Data type Sample size No of S. aureus isolate
1. Hailu et al., 2016 Jan.2013 -Apr. 2015. Ear discharge Secondary 368 78
2. Abera et al., 2008 Apr -June 2006 Different clinical samples Primary 221 142
3. Abera et al., 2009 Sep. 2000 - Dec. 2008. Ear discharge Secondary 777 260
4. Mama et al., 2014 May toSep. 2013. wound infection Primary 150 47
5. Shiferaw et al., 2015 Feb.-May 2014 External ocular infections Primary 160 21
6. Sewunet, et al., 2013 Apr-July 2010 Burn patients wound Primary 50 24
7. Alebachew et al., 2012 March–May 2011 Wound burn patient’s Primary 114 66
8. Biadglegne, et al., 2009 Sep. 2003-June 2008. Urinary tract infections Secondary 529 31
9. Ferede et al., 2001 2001 Ear swabs Primary 112 28
10. Guta et al., 2014 Nov 2010-June 2011 surgical wounds Primary 100 45
11. Kahsay et al., 2014 Dec 2011-Mar 2012 surgical wounds Primary 184 73
12. Mengesha et al., 2014 Jan-June 2012 Surgical wounds Primary 128 40
13. Mulu et al., 2012 Oct 2010-Jan2011 post-operative wounds Primary 294 11
14. Denboba et al., 2016 2001–2011 Ear discharge Secondary 1225 241
15. Abera et al., 2011 2003–2011 Ear discharge Secondary 897 207
16. Kibret et al., 2010 2003 to 2010 Different clinical samples Secondary 429 429
17. Tenssay et al., 2002 May 1997-Aug1998 Different Clinical samples Primary 545 61
18. Wasihun et al., 2015 Nov 2014-June2015. Ear discharege Primary 162 46
19. Worku et al., 2014 June-Oct 2013 Ear discharge Primary 117 24
20. Negussie et al., 2015 Oct 2011-Feb2012 Blood samples Primary 201 13
21. Gizachew et al., 2015 Sep-Feb2013/2014 Different Clinical samples Secondary 4321 309
22. Yismaw et al., 2008 Sep2001- Aug2005 Different Clinical samples Secondary - 616
23. Ali et al., 2008 Mar2001-apr2005 Blood sample Secondary 472 34
24. Mulu et al., 2006 2005 wound infection Secondary 151 51
25. Azene et al., 2011 2003 to 2010 wound infection Secondary 599 208
26. Dessalegn et al., 2014 Nov2010 - Mar2011 post-surgical wound Primary 194 66
27. Gebrehiwot et al., 2012 July 2011–July 2012 Blood sample Primary 181 17
28. Lemma et al., 2012 Aug2006 – May 2007 leprosy ulcer Primary 1827 68
29. Shitaye et al., 2010 Oct 2006 -Mar2007 Blood samples Primary 302 17
30. Alebachew et al. 2016 March–May, 2013 Blood samples Primary 100 13
31. Dagnew, et al. 2013 Sept 2006 to Jan 2012 Blood sample Secondary 390 17
32. Endris, et al. 2014 Feb - May, 2012. Blood samples Primary 83 11
33. Godebo et al., 2013 June-Dec., 2011 Wound Primary 322 73
34. Muluye et al., 2013 2009–2012 Ear discharge Secondary 250 54
35. Muluye et al., 2014 2009–2012 ocular infection Secondary 102 13
36. Wasihun et al., 2015 Nov 2014–2015 Blood culture Primary 514 54
37. Ramos et al., 2014 July–December, 2013 Sample from pus Primary 68 15
38. Dessie et al., 2016 Oct2013-Mar2014 Wound Primary 107 19
39. Plorde et al., 1970 Oct1969- Apr.1970 different clinical specimens Primary - 52
40. Wolday et al., 1997 Jan1992–1994 Urine sample Secondary 672 16
41. Tesfaye 2013 Feb2012-Oct2012. external ocular infection Primary 198 42
42. DACA 2009 2004 to 2008 Different clinical samples Secondary 1422 722
43. Tadesse 2014 (UPa) Dec 2013-Jun2014 Different clinical samples Primary 188 79
44. Neway et al., 2006(UPa) May-Aug. 2015 external ocular infection Primary 288 63
45. Endalafer 2008(UPa) Jun2007-Apr2008 Different clinical samples Primary 215 14
  1. aUP = unpublished work