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Table 3 Prevalence and distribution of bacterial isolates by age category, sex and type of otitis media at Jimma Town, Jimma, Southwest, Ethiopia (N = 179)

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

Variables Number of Bacterial Species isolated
S. aureus CoNS S. pyogenes P. mirabils P. vulgaris P. aeruginosa E. coli Klebsiella spp Provedincia spp Citrobacter spp Enterobacter spp. M. morganii Total
Age category
 < 14 years 37 9 7 9 10 10 7 7 8 8 1 0 113 (63.1)
 > 14 years 18 5 2 1 12 9 2 1 8 4 2 2 66 (36.9)
p-value 0.32 0.55 0.88 0.40 0.37 0.10 0.88 0.27 0.42 0.62 0.41 0.02  
Sex
 Male 28 8 5 7 12 5 4 5 7 7 2 1 91 (50.8)
 Female 27 6 4 3 10 14 5 3 9 5 1 1 88 (49.2)
P value 0.94 0.60 0.75 0.20 0.68 0.02 0.70 0.48 0.57 0.57 0.57 0.98  
Type of OM
 AOM 27 7 4 1 4 6 6 2 5 8 1 0 72 (40.2)
 COM 28 7 5 9 18 13 3 6 11 4 2 2 107 (59.8)
P-value 0.18 0.51 0.86 0.037 0.018 0.34 0.11 0.32 0.37 0.07 0.76 0.23  
  1. Note: CoNS Coagulase-negative staphylococci, OM otitis media, AOM acute otitis media, COM chronic otitis media