Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of outpatients with urinary tract infection at Gulu regional hospital (n = 82)
Parameter Males (n = 3) Females (n = 79) Total (%)
Mean age in years (range) 46 (37–59) 23 (18–70)
Pregnancy status among participants N/A Not pregnant = 65 Pregnant = 14 79
Presenting symptomsa (%)
Increased urine frequency - 85 N/A
Supra pubic pain/discomfort - 77 N/A
Dysuria - 68 N/A
Urge incontinence - 55 N/A
History of recurrent symptoms (in past 6 months) 0 3 3
Immune suppression symptoms 0 0 0
Neurological disease affecting micturition 0 0 0
Renal angle pain/tenderness 0 0 0
Prostatic enlargement 1 N/A
Recent catheterization 0 0 0
Positive urine sugar 0 0 0
Recent antibiotic use (2 weeks)b 0 69 69 (20.4)
Significant leucocyturia (pyuria)b 3 115 118 (34.8)
At least 105 CFU/mLc 3 64 67 (56.8)

Key: N/A, Not applicable; CFU, Colony forming units. a calculations only done for female participants as males were too few for meaningful results. b recorded from all patients having any symptom suggestive of a UTI (n = 339).

c test performed only on patients with significant leucocyturia (n = 118).

Odongo et al.

Odongo et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:193   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-193

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