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Table 1 Antibiotics susceptibility pattern of S. aureus stratified by age groups

From: High genetic diversity of Staphylococcus aureus strains colonising the nasopharynx of Gambian villagers before widespread use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines

  <2 years n (%) 2–5 years n (%) 6–15 years n (%) >15 years n (%) P-value
Antibiotics S I R S I R S I R S I R  
Oxacillin 27 (100) 0 0 42(100) 0 0 33 0 0 38 0 0  
Chloramphenicol 23 (85.2) 4 (14.8) 0 39 (92.9) 3 (7.1) 0 31(93.9) 2 (6.1) 0 38 (100) 0 0 0.121
Erythromycin 12 (44.4) 15(55.6) 0 23 (54.8) 19(45.2) 0 25(78.8) 8 (24.2) 0 29 (76.3) 9(23.7) 0 0.015
Sulphamethoxazole trimethoprim 15 (55.6) 3 (11.1) 9 (33.3) 36 (85.7) 2 (4.8) 4 (9.5) 26(78.8) 3 (9.1) 4 (12.1) 31 (81.6) 3 (7.9) 4 (10.5) 0.1
Tetracycline 13 (48.2) 1 (3.7) 13(48.2) 31 (73.8) 1 (2.4) 10(23.8) 20(60.6) 1 (3) 12(36.4) 24 (63.2) 1 (2.6) 13(34.2) 0.547
Cefotaxime 26 (96.3) 1 (3.7) 0 38 (90.5) 4 (9.5) 0 31(93.9) 2 (6.1) 0 36 (94.7) 2 (5.3) 0 0.778
  1. S sensitive, I intermediate resistance, R resistant