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Table 6 Culture positivity rates among the different clinical samples

From: Prevalence and characterization of antimicrobial resistance among gram-negative bacteria isolated from febrile hospitalized patients in central Ethiopia

Clinical sample Culture negative Culture positive
Gram-negative isolate % (n) Other isolates* % (n)
All samples (n = 761) 91.3 (695) 5.0 (38) 3.7 (28)
Blood* (n = 684) 94.6 (647) 2.9 (20) 2.5 (17)
Urine (n = 24) 79.2 (19) 12.5 (3) 8.3 (2)
Swab or pus of infected skin lesion or abscess (n = 33) 33.3 (11) 36.4 (12) 24.2 (8)
CSF (n = 12) 91.7 (11) 8,3 (1) -
Other body fluids (n = 8) 62.5 (5) 25.0 (2) (1)
  1. *Gram-positive bacteria (n = 26) and two Candida spp. microbes (yeasts) isolated from blood were considered