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Table 2 Prevalence of resistant Enterobacteriaceae in rectal samples among inpatients and outpatients

From: Prevalence of antimicrobial drug resistant bacteria carried by in- and outpatients attending a secondary care hospital in Zambia

  Inpatients (n = 50) Outpatients (n = 50) p value
Total
 # of resistant isolates 66 26 <0.001
 # of patients carrying resistant isolates (%) [95% confidence interval] 45 (90%) [81, 99] 24 (48%) [34, 62]
Gentamicin
 # of resistant isolates 45 17 <0.001
 # of patients carrying resistant isolates (%) [95% confidence interval] 39 (78%) [66, 90] 16 (32%) [19, 45]
Ciprofloxacin
 # of resistant isolates 33 19 0.028
 # of patients carrying resistant isolates (%) [95% confidence interval] 30 (60%) [46, 74] 19 (38%) [24, 52]
Ceftriaxone (all ESBL positive)
 # of resistant isolates 30 7 <0.001
 # of patients carrying resistant isolates (%) [95% confidence interval] 26 (52%) [38, 66] 6 (12%) [3, 21]