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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of study participants

From: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus causing osteomyelitis in a tertiary hospital, Mwanza, Tanzania

CharacteristicsFrequency (N)Percentages (%)
Median age (IQR) in years12[8–20]
SexMales4560.8
Females2939.2
Education levelNone formal education2128.4
Primary school3243.2
Secondary school1540.3
College and above68.1
Referrals outside MwanzaNo3547.3
Yes3952.7
Major complaintSepsis3243.2
Trauma4256.8
Infected boneLong bone6689.2
Short bone810.8
Infected site conditionDischarging6587.8
Swelling912.2
Fever during enrollmentYes2027
No5473
Pre-exposed to antibioticsYes3243.2
No4256.8
Median duration (IQR) of drug use in weeks2[2–4]
Type of antibiotic exposedAmpicillin-cloxacillin (Ampiclox)2165.6
Ceftriaxone515.6
Ampiclox with ceftriaxone412.5
Herbal medicine26.3