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Table 3 Difference between proportions of antimicrobial resistant GBS isolated from the lower vagina and those isolated from the anorectal canal

From: Prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, serotypes and risk factors for group B streptococcus rectovaginal isolates among pregnant women at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya; a cross-sectional study

Antimicrobial susceptibilityGBS colonizationP
Vaginal PositiveAnorectal Positive
(n, %)(n, %)
PenicillinSusceptible15 (31%)13 (25%)0.499
Resistant34 (69%)40 (75%)
AmpicillinsSusceptible24 (49%)23 (43%)0.544
Resistant25 (51%)30 (57%)
VancomycinSusceptible39 (80%)40 (75%)0.546
Resistant10 (20%)13 (25%)
ClindamycinSusceptible28 (70%)29 (69%)0.922
Resistant12 (30%)13 (31%)
  1. GBS Group B Streptococcus, n Number of positive GBS isolates, % percentage of isolates within group, P value obtained by comparing proportion of antimicrobial resistant isolated from anal and rectal canal