PREVALENCE OF URINARY TRACT INFECTION AMONG STUDENTS IN A NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY

OJO D. A., OSUALALE K. O., MAFIANA C. F.

Abstract


The prevalence of urinary infectionwas assessed among students in the hostels of theUniversity ofAgriculture inAbeokuta, Ogun State, SouthWesternNigeria. One hundred and thirty-four urine samples were collected, assayed microbiologically. Sensitivity tests were also carried out on the isolates. The overall prevalence of urinary tract infection was 47%. Females (34.3%) were significantly (p=O.OOOI) more infected than males
(12.7%) (P <0.00001). There was no significant difference between the age groups and urinary tract infection (P = 0.333) although half of students in age groups 15 - 20 years and 21- 25 years were infected. Escherichia
coli occurred most frequently followed by Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Most of the isolates were sensitive toAmpicillin, Gentamicin, Nitrofurantoin and Ofloxacin.

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