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Table 1 Association between social demographic factors and GBS colonisation among pregnant women

From: Maternal and neonatal colonisation of group B streptococcus at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: prevalence, risk factors and antimicrobial resistance

Variable Total Number of
GBS isolated
Percentages P-value
Age group     
<20 26 4 15.4  
20-24 86 19 22.1  
25-29 107 23 21.5 0.43
30-34 56 18 32.1  
>35 25 5 20  
Marital status     
Single 52 10 19.2  
Married/Cohabiting 244 58 23.8 0.74
Divorced 3 1 33.3  
Widow 1 0 0  
Education level     
None 8 3 37.5  
Primary 145 30 20.7 0.54
Secondary 104 28 26.0  
Post secondary 43 8 20.9  
Number of sexual     
partner
One
279 65 23.3 0.65
Multiple 21 4 19