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Table 2 Variables identified as having statistically significant relationship to the type of ear infection cases 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

Variable Type of ear infection p-value
Acute ear infection Chronic ear infection
Age category
 0–4 39 35 0.031
 5–9 6 14
 10–14 6 10
 15–44 22 33
 > 45 0 8
Residence
 Urban 61 64 0.005
 Rural 12 36
Previous health care visit and treatment history
 Yes 27 76 0.000
 No 46 24
Upper respiratory tract infection
 Yes 22 48 0.018
 No 51 52
Smoker in the house
 Yes 5 19 0.022
 No 68 81