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Table 2 Prevalence of Bacterial Isolates identified in samples collected from the three points-of-contact for the medical equipment tested and the departments in which they were used. n represents total number of swabs in category

From: The role of medical equipment in the spread of nosocomial infections: a cross-sectional study in four tertiary public health facilities in Uganda

  Point of Contact Department  
Bacterial microorganism Hard to Reach (n = 65) User (n = 65) Patient (n = 62) Neonatal (n = 105) Theatre (n = 72) Imaging (n = 15) Frequency of Isolated Bacteria (n = 116)
No Bacterial growth 29 (44.6%) 22 (33.8%) 25 (40.3%) 28 (26.7%) 42 (58.3%) 6 (40%)  
Gram negative species
Escherichia coli 3 (4.6%) 7 (10.8%) 5 (8.0%) 11 (10.5%) 4 (5.6%)   15 (12.9%)
Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 (1.5%) 2 (3.1%) 4 (6.4%) 5 (4.8%) 1 (1.4%) 1 (6.7%) 7 (6.0%)
Enterobacter species 2 (3.1%) 5 (7.7%)   6 (5.7%) 1 (1.4%)   7 (6.0%)
P. aeruginosa 2 (3.1%)   1 (1.6%) 2 (1.9%) 1 (1.4%)   3 (2.6%)
Gram positive species
Bacillus species 20 (30.8%) 23 (35.4%) 18 (29.0%) 35 (33.3%) 20 (27.8%) 6 (40%) 61 (52.6%)
Coagulase neg. Staph. 8 (12.3%) 4 (6.2%) 5 (8.0%) 13 (12.4%) 2 (2.8%) 2 (13.3%) 17 (14.7%)
Staphylococcus aureus   1 (1.5%) 2 (3.2%) 2 (1.9%) 1 (1.4%)   3 (2.6%)
Micrococcus species   1 (1.5%) 1 (1.6%) 2 (1.9%)    2 (1.7%)
Enterococcus species    1 (1.6%) 1 (0.9%)    1 (0.9%)