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Table 3 Bacterial isolation from pus swabs

From: Neonatal sepsis at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; aetiology, antimicrobial sensitivity pattern and clinical outcome

Organism Early and late infection (days) (N=297) Total n (%) p value
0 – 6 n (%) 7 – 28 n (%)   
Staphylococcus aureus 98 (74.2) 34 (25.8) 132(44.4) 0.616*
Klebsiella species 61 (79.2) 16 (20.8) 77 (25.9)  
Escherichia coli 57 (80.3) 14 (19.7) 71 (23.9)  
Staphylococcus epidermidis 3 (100) 0 (0) 3 (1.0)  
Pseudomonas species 6 (85.7) 1 (14.3) 7 (2.4)  
Proteus species 7 (100) 0 (0) 7 (2.4)  
Total 232(78.1) 65 (21.9) 297 (100)  
  1. *Fisher’s exact test.