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Table 1 Urine culture results from patients living in a nursing home (NH) compared to community dwelling elderly (CD) in Vestfold County, Norway 2010

From: Antibiotic resistance patterns of bacteria causing urinary tract infections in the elderly living in nursing homes versus the elderly living at home: an observational study

    E coli E faecalis K pneumoniae P mirabilis P aeruginosa Other a
NH Female n (%) 133 (72.7) 11 (6.0) 5 (2.7) 8 (4.4) 4 (2.2) 22 (12.0)
Male n (%) 15 (30.6) 8 (16.3) 6 (12.2) 4 (8.2) 2 (4.1) 14 (28.6)
  p-value < 0.01b 0.47 0.28 0.61 0.55 0.21
CD Female n (%) 1987 (70.1) 212 (7.5) 165 (5.8) 93 (3.3) 32 (1.1) 344 (12.1)
Male n (%) 288 (39.9) 129 (17.9) 43 (6.0) 38 (5.3) 25 (3.5) 198 (27.5)
  p-value < 0.01c < 0.01c 0.96 0.59 0.54 < 0.01c
  NH n (%) 148 (63.8) 19 (8.2) 11 (4.7) 12 (5.2) 6 (2.6) 36 (15.5)
CD n (%) 2275 (64.0) 341 (9.6) 208 (5.9) 131 (3.7) 57 (1.6) 542 (15.3)
Total n 2423 360 219 143 63 578
  p-value 0.48 0.42 0.43 0.6 0.86 0.49
  1. aOther was comprised of 18 different microbes in the NH group and 24 different microbes in the CD group
  2. bComparison between females and males in the NH > 65 years old
  3. cComparison between CD females and males > 65 years old