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Table 3 Non-susceptibilities of Streptococcus pneumoniae (SPN) in U.S. communities, 1997–2002

From: Antibiotic resistance as a global threat: Evidence from China, Kuwait and the United States

Unit: %
Antibiotic 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Average Resistance Average Growth Rate
Penicillin 25 24 27 28 26 21 25 2
Cefotaxime 13 14 17 18 16 12 15 -1
Erythromycin 15 15 21 22 19 17 18 4
TMP/Sulfa 29 29 32 32 30 25 30 -3
Levofloxacin n/a 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.7 0.5 0.4 39
Vancomycin 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 8