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Table 2 Distribution of bacterial isolates by sex and age from culture-positive samples at Hawassa University, Hospital (n = 27)

From: Antimicrobial sensitivity profile and bacterial isolates among suspected pyogenic meningitis patients attending at Hawassa University Hospital: Cross-sectional study

Bacterial isolate Frequency Patient category and isolate frequency
Male Female Children (3mth-) Adults (> 14 yrs)
3mth-5 yrs > 5 yrs- 14 yr
N.meningitidis 12 (44.4%) 8 4 4 2 6
H.influenzae 3 (13.6%) 2 1 0 1 2
E.coli 4 (14.8%) 3 1 1 1 2
S.pneumoniae 5 (18.5%) 2 3 2 1 2
K.pneumoniae 1 (3.7%) 1 0 1 0 0
S. aureus 2 (11.1%) 0 2 1 0 1
Total 27 (100%)      
  1. E.coli Escherchia coli, N.meningitidis Nesseria meningitides, S.pneumoniae Streptococcus pneumoniae, K.pneumoniae Klebsella pneumoniae