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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and clinical manifestations of patients with ear discharge at Jimma Town health facilities, Jimma, Southwest, Ethiopia (N = 173)

From: Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of bacteria isolated from patients with ear discharge in Jimma Town, Southwest, Ethiopia

VARIABLES FREQUENCY (%)
Sex
 Male 89 (51.44%)
 Female 84 (48.56%)
Age in years
 0–4 72 (41.61%)
 5–9 20 (11.56%)
 10–14 17 (9.82%)
 15–44 56 (32.36%)
 > 45 8 (4.63%)
Residence
 Urban 125 (72.25%)
 Rural 48 (27.75%)
Previous health care visit and treatment history
 Yes 102 (58.96%)
 No 71 (41.04%)
Ear involvement
 Right 76 (43.93%)
 Left 58 (33.53%)
 Both 39 (22.54%)
Duration of ear discharge
 < 14 days 73 (42.2%)
 ≥14 days 100 (57.8%)
Discharge type
 Purulent 113 (65.32%)
 Watery 25 (14.45%)
 Mucoid 25 (14.45%)
 Blood stained 10 (5.78%)
Odor of discharge
 Non-foul smelling 69 (39.88%)
 Foul smelling 104 (60.12%)