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Table 1 Bacterial growths in urine cultures from 2003 and 2012

From: Antimicrobial resistance in urinary pathogens among Swedish nursing home residents remains low: a cross-sectional study comparing antimicrobial resistance from 2003 to 2012

  Voided urine 2003 N = 651 Voided urine 2012 N = 421 Indwelling urinary catheter 2012 N = 59
Negative culture 68% (444) 65% (274) 54% (32)1
Sparse growth 2.9% (19) 2.9% (12) 1.7% (1)
Significant growth 29% (188) 32% (135) 44% (26)
Sparse + significant growth 32% (207) 35% (147) 46% (27)
  1. 1There were mixed growths in all but one of cultures obtained from urinary catheters, classified as negative.