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Table 3 Distribution of bacteria isolates by duration of diabetic foot ulcer

From: Aerobic bacteria associated with diabetic foot ulcers and their susceptibility pattern

Duration of DFU (years) No. (%) of subjects examined No. (%) of isolates
S. aureus P. aeruginosa P. mirabilis E. coli K. pneumoniae Total
≤ 1 years 29 (58.0) 18 (58.1) 15 (62.5) 9 (52.9) 6 (46.1) 8 (66.7) 56 (57.7)
2–5 years 13 (26.0) 9 (29.0) 5 (20.8) 3 (17.6) 6 (46.1) 3 (25.0) 27 (27.8)
6–9 years 6 (12.0) 3 (9.7) 2 (8.3) 3 (17.6) 0 (0.0) 1 (8.3) 9 (9.3)
≥ 10 years 2 (4.0) 1 (3.2) 2 (8.3) 2 (11.8) 1 (7.7) 0 (0.0) 6 (6.2)
Total 50 31 (31.9) 24 (24.7) 17 (17.5) 13 (13.4) 12 (12.4) 97