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Table 1 Frequency distribution of bacterial contamination among vegetables sold in local markets of Arba Minch Town from January to March 2018

From: Bacterial contamination of vegetables sold in Arba Minch Town, Southern Ethiopia

Vegetable type Number examined Number contaminated with each species of bacteria Total contaminated (%)
E. coli S. aureus Shigella spp. Salmonella spp.
Tomato 100 20 4 0 9 29 (29.0)
Cabbage 96 44 31 21 23 69 (71.9)
G. pepper* 66 14 4 7 8 26 (39.4)
Carrot 62 26 7 18 3 35 (56.5)
Lettuce 23 5 0 3 3 10 (43.5)
Total (%) 347 109 (31.4) 46 (13.3) 49 (14.1) 46 (13.3) 169 (48.7)