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Volume 6, Number 4—August 2000

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Antibiotic Resistance in Escherichia coli from Nigerian Students, 1986-1998

Iruka N. Okeke, Susan T. Fayinka, and Adebayo LamikanraComments to Author 

Author affiliations: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

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Proportions of universally susceptible and multiply resistant E. coli, Nigeria, 1986-1998

Year/(no. of isolates) No. (%) of isolates sensitive to all drugs tested No. (%) of isolates resistant to 3 drugs No (%) of isolates resistant to 6 drugs
1986 (63) 19 (30.2) 19 (30.2) 1 (1.6)
1994 (222)a 24 (15.4) 37 (23.7) 0 (0)
1996 (185) 34 (18.4) 105 (56.8) 6 (3.2)
1998 (132) 0 (0) 93 (70.5) 21 (15.9)
Pearson's regression coefficient for trend (p value) -0.768 (0.232) 0.960 (0.04) 0.768 (0.232)

aStreptomycin was not tested in 1994.

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