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Table 3 Pearson’s correlation coefficient showing ecological associations between average consumption (2008–14) and corresponding resistance (2008–15)

From: Enumerating the economic cost of antimicrobial resistance per antibiotic consumed to inform the evaluation of interventions affecting their use

Organism / resistance Correlation coefficient (95% CI, p-values)
S. aureus resistant to oxacillin 0.37 (0.08–0.61, p = 0.016)
E. coli resistant to 3rd generation cephalosporin 0.27 (− 0.03–0.53, p = 0.07)
K. pneumoniae resistant to 3rd generation cephalosporin 0.35 (0.06–0.59, p = 0.019)
A. baumanii resistant to carbapenem 0.45 (0.15–0.68, p = 0.005)
P. aeruginosa resistant to carbapenem 0.52 (0.25–0.72, p = 0.0006)