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Table 2 Pathogenicity of the bacterial isolates versus stethoscope owners among different wards at JUSH, May–Sep. 2011

From: Bacterial contamination, bacterial profile and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of isolates from stethoscopes at Jimma University Specialized Hospital

Pathogenicity   Wards
Surgical OR Medical Pediatrics Gynecology OPD Maternity ICU Isolates p-value
No(%) No(%) No(%) No(%) No(%) No(%) No(%) No(%) No(%)
Potential 13(39.4) 12(42.9) 26(66.7) 25(62.5) 11(47.8) 29(48.3) 6(35.3) 11(68.8) 133(52) 0.09
Opportunistic 20(60.6) 16(57.1) 13(33.3) 15(37.5) 12(52.2) 31(51.7) 11(64.7) 5(31.2) 123(48)
Total 33(100) 28(100) 39(100) 40(100) 23(100) 60(100) 17(100) 16(100) 256(100)  
  1. Key: % Percentage, No Number of isolates, OR Operating room, OPD Outpatient department, ICU Intensive care unit.