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Table 2 Age distribution of 552 bacterial isolates from blood cultures of 1201 children with suspected septicaemia in Calabar Nigeria

From: Bacterial isolates from blood cultures of children with suspected septicaemia in Calabar, Nigeria

Types of bacterial isolates Number of children with positive bacterial cultures in age groups (N = 552)
  ≤ 1 mo. 2 mo. – 1 yr 2 yr – 5 yr 6 yr – 10 yr 11 – 18 yr Sub-total (% N)
S. aureus 138 52 51 22 6 269 (48.7)
Coliforms 63 24 33 7 2 129 (23.4)
Unidentified Gram-negative rods. 18 11 10 3 2 44 (8.0)
Pseudomonas spp. 16 5 9 2 0 32 (5.8)
β-haemolytic Streptococci 5 3 2 1 1 12 (2.2)
Other Streptococci 8 4 2 0 0 14 (2.5)
Chromobacterium spp. 15 5 2 2 1 25 (4.5)
Salmonella typhi 0 2 0 0 2 4 (0.7)
Other Salmonella spp. 5 3 0 1 0 9 (1.6)
CNS* 1 4 2 0 2 9 (1.6)
Proteus spp. 1 1 2 1 0 5 (0.9)
Sub-total (% N) 271 (49.1) 113 (20.5) 113 (20.5) 39 (7.1) 16 (2.9) 552 (100)
  1. *CNS: Coagulase-negative staphylococci