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Table 2 Blood culture isolates' distribution by age-groups

From: Predictors of in-hospital mortality in elderly patients with bacteraemia admitted to an Internal Medicine ward

  Age groups   
  65-74 yrs 75- 84 yrs ≥ 85 yrs Total*
  n = 39 n = 81 n = 55 n (%)
Gram-positive bacteria     95 -54.3
    Staphylococcus aureus:      
- MRSA 3 6 12 21 -12
- NMRSA 8 7 5 20 -11.4
    Enterococcus faecalis 3 7 4 14 -8
   S. haemolyticus 0 5 0 5 -2.9
   S. pneumoniae 0 5 1 6 -3.4
   Other Gram positives 8 14 7 29 -16.6
Gram-negative bacteria     80 -45.7
   E. coli 5 16 5 26 -14.9
   K. pneumoniae 2 8 6 16 -9.1
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa 3 1 4 8 -4.6
   Other Gram negatives 6 10 9 25 -14.3
Fungus 1 2 2 5 -2.9
  1. *Total number of isolates = 175.