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Table 2 Distribution of pathogenic bacterial isolates (%) according to age groups

From: Bloodstream bacterial infection among outpatient children with acute febrile illness in north-eastern Tanzania

  Age group
2–11 months 12–35 months 36–59 months Total n (%)
Blood cultures collected 320 354 134 808
Gram positive bacteria
 Staphylococcus aureus 0 (0) 1 (6.7) 0 (0) 1 (3.8)
 Streptococcus pneumoniae 1 (20) 3 (20) 0 (0) 4 (15.4)
Gram negative bacteria
 Enterobacter cloaccae 0 (0) 1 (6.7) 0 (0) 1 (3.8)
 Escherichia coli 1 (20) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (3.8)
 Non-typhoidal Salmonella 2 (40) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (7.7)
 Salmonella typhi 1 (20) 10 (66.7) 6 (100) 17 (65.4)
Total bacterial isolates 5 15 6 26