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Table 1 Host factor distribution of equine samples from Gauteng Province (South Africa) tested for Staphylococcus, 2007–2012

From: An Exploratory Descriptive Study of Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns of Staphylococcus Spp. Isolated from Horses Presented at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital

  All Samples Processed
(n = 1027)
Staphylococcus Positive Samples
(n = 123)
Breed na %b 95% CIc na %b 95% CIc
 American Saddler 39 3.8 2.8, 5.2 4 10.3 3.8, 24.6
 Arab 119 11.6 9.8, 13.7 8 6.7 3.4, 12.9
 Boerperd 37 3.6 2.6, 4.9 7 18.9 9.2, 35.0
 Crossbreed 39 3.8 2.8, 5.2 8 20.5 10.5, 36.2
 European warm blood 129 12.6 10.7, 14.7 23 17.8 12.1, 25.4
 Friesian 62 6.0 4.7, 7.7 2 3.2 0.8, 12.1
 Nooitgedachtpony 43 4.2 3.1, 5.6 5 11.6 4.9, 25.3
 South African warm blood 66 6.4 5.1, 8.1 1 1.5 0.2, 10.1
 Thoroughbred 275 26.8 24.2, 29.6 21 7.6 5.0, 11.4
 Welshpony 25 2.4 1.6, 3.6 3 12.0 3.8, 31.9
 Percheron 13 1.3 0.7, 2.2 0 0 -
 All other breeds 73 7.1 5.6, 8.9 6 8.2 3.1, 17.1
 Unspecified or missing 107 10.4 8.7, 12.4 35 32.7 24.0, 42.5
Age Group
 Foal (< 1 year) 278 27.1 24.4, 29.9 58 20.9 16.2, 26.1
 Yearling (1–2 years) 83 8.1 6.5, 9.9 9 10.8 5.1, 19.6
 Filly or Colt (2–4 years) 146 14.2 12.1, 16.5 13 8.9 4.8, 14.7
 Adult (> 4 years) 520 50.6 47.5, 53.7 43 8.3 6.0, 11.0
Sex
 Males 499 48.6 45.5, 51.7 48 9.6 7.2, 12.6
 Females 434 42.2 39.2, 45.3 44 10.1 7.6, 13.4
 Unspecified or missing 94 9.2 7.5, 11.1 31 33.0 23.6, 43.4
  1. anumber of samples
  2. bpercentage of samples
  3. c95% confidence interval