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Table 3 Percentage of multidrug resistant E. coli isolates obtained from drinking-water sources

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

Sources (number of isolates tested) Number and (%) of resistance for multiple antibiotics
  2–3 4–6 ≥7 P
Dry-arid (447) 38 (8.5) 48 (10.7) 10 (2.2)
Open sources (352) 27 (7.6) 39 (11.2) 9 (2.5) 0.199
Closed sources (95) 15 (15.38) 7 (7.7) 0
Lush-mountainous (1,372) 182 (13.3) 189 (13.8) 23 (1.7)
Open sources (1,010) 147 (14.6) 145 (14.4) 9 (0.9) 0.17
Closed sources (362) 38 (10.6) 44 (12.04) 15 (4.2)
  1. Antibiotics tested included ampicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, ceftazidime, ciprofloxacin, chloramphenicol, kanamycin, streptomycin, sulfamethoxazole, tetracycline, and trimethoprim