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Table 2 Source of bacteraemiaa

From: Obesity and smoking are factors associated with poor prognosis in patients with bacteraemia

Focus All S. aureus Str. pneumoniae β-hml str. E. coli
  n = 170b n = 56b n = 45b n = 29b n = 40b
  (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
Pneumonia 39 (22.9) 2 (3.6) 35 (77.8) 2 (6.9) 0 (0)
Skin 37 (21.8) 19 (33.9) 2 (4.4) 16 (55.2) 0 (0)
Urinary 30 (17.6) 1 (1.8) 0 (0) 1 (3.4) 28 (70.0)
Source unknown 17 (10.0) 3 (5.4) 4 (8.9) 3 (10.3) 7 (17.5)
Osteomyelitis/spondylitis 15 (8.8) 12 (21.4) 0 (0) 3 (10.3) 0 (0)
Gall bladder 7 (4.1) 0 (0) 3 (6.7) 0 (0) 4 (10.0)
Endocarditis 6 (3.5) 6 (10.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Arthritis 6 (3.5) 5 (8.9) 0 (0) 1 (3.4) 0 (0)
Mediastinitis 4 (2.4) 4 (7.1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Meningitis 3 (1.8) 1 (1.8) 1 (2.2) 1 (3.4) 0 (0)
Gynaecological 3 (1.8) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (6.9) 1 (2.5)
Intravenous/intra-arterial catheter-related 3 (1.8) 3 (5.4) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. aOne patient may have several focuses
  2. bIndicating the number of focuses