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Table 1 Distribution of Staphylococcus isolates among cat specimens tested at an academic veterinary hospital laboratory, 2007–2012

From: Antimicrobial resistance patterns of Staphylococcus species isolated from cats presented at a veterinary academic hospital in South Africa

   Number of cats tested Staphylococcus positive
Variable Category Frequency Percent Frequency Percent
Breed (n = 212)
  Domestic Short Hair 132 62.3 24 18.2
  Persian 21 9.9 4 19.1
  Siamese 15 7.1 1 6.7
  Domestic Long Hair 12 5.7 3 25.0
  All others 32 15.1 6 18.8
Sex (n = 205)
  Male 122 59.5 17 13.9
  Female 83 40.5 20 24.1
Specimen type (n = 215)
  Urine 95 44.2 3 3.2
  Ear canal swab 29 13.5 10 34.5
  Skin 18 8.4 11 61.1
  All others 73 34.0 14 19.2
Age (n = 216)
  ≥2 years 123 56.9 21 17.1
  <2 years 93 43.1 17 18.3