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Table 2 Distribution of samples and antimicrobial resistant (AMR) E. coli in two different regions of northern Tanzania

From: Comparison of antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli obtained from drinking water sources in northern Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Regions District Source Nature Samples Number of E. coli isolates AMR E. coli % AMR E. coli
Dry-arid       
  Longido Tap Closed 7 9 5 55
  Monduli Pond Open 11 220 64 29
   River Open 2 12 5 41
   Tap Closed 8 44 30 68
  Simanjiro Pond Open 6 83 21 25
   River Open 2 36 11 30.5
   Stream Open 1 1 1 100
   Well Closed 3 42 24 57
   Total   40 447 161  
Lush-mountainous       
  Arumeru River Open 39 672 378 56
   Stream Open 1 26 25 96
   Tap Closed 6 109 33 30
   Well Closed 1 2 0 0
  Arusha Pond Open 2 6 5 83
   River Open 12 190 70 37
   Stream Open 7 71 41 58
   Tap Closed 15 196 91 46
   Well Closed 4 10 4 40
  Moshi Pond Open 3 4 1 25
   River Open 4 10 2 20
   Stream Open 3 24 16 66
   Tap Closed 18 52 28 54
   Total   115 1,372 694  
  1. Distribution of samples and antimicrobial resistant (AMR) E. coli isolated from open- and closed-water sources located in two different regions of northern Tanzania