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Table 1 General characteristics of study population including gender, age distribution, clinical diagnosis and organisms isolated

From: Evaluation of semi-quantitative compared to quantitative cultures of tracheal aspirates for the yield of culturable respiratory pathogens – a cross-sectional study

Number of samples 178
Gender
Male 122
Female 56
Age  
 ≤ 1 month 2
 ≤ 1 year 11
  > 1 year to 5 years 06
6–17 years 2
18–64 years 104
 ≥ 65 years 53
Lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) 96
Hospital Acquired pneumonia (HAP) 63
  Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) 48
  Ventilator associated event (including Tracheitis) 15
Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) 4
Aspiration pneumonia 11
Bronchopulmonary Disease (COPD, Asthma, CF) 7
Others 11
Organisms
Staphylococcus aureus 18
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 19
Acinetobacter species 22
Klebsiella pneumoniae 20
Other organisms 20
  Gram negative bacilli
   Escherichia coli 7
   Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 5
   Serratia species 1
  CAP pathogens
   Streptococcus pneumoniae 2
   Haemophilus influenzae 1
   Molds 3
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