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Table 5 Resistance prevalence of eight common bacteria, U.S. (all patients pooled), 1999–2002

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

unit: %
Bacterium Resistant to antibiotic(s)   1999 2000 2001 2002 Average Resistance Average Growth Rate
PAE Ciprofloxacin/ofloxacin   23 25 28 29 26 8
  Levofloxacin   29 30 31 30 30 1
  Imipenem   12 12 15 13 13 4
  Ceftazidime   8 8 9 9 9 4
  Piperacillin   10 10 11 12 11 6
SAU (MRSA) Methicillin   32 35 38 39 36 7
Enterococcus spp Vancomycin   11 8 10 10 10 -1
ECO Cef3   1 1 1 1 1 0
  Quinolone   2 3 4 5 4 36
KPN Cef3   4 4 4 5 4 8
Enterobacter spp Cef3   19 19 18 19 19 0
  Carbapenum   1 1 1 1 1 0
CNS Methicillin   60 61 62 63 62 2
Pneumococcus spp Penicillin   14 16 19 19 17 11
  Cef3   5 8 7 7 7 16
   Mean:      17 7