The incidence of urinary tract infections in apparently healthy individuals was conducted in Ile –Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. A total of 500 urine samples were collected from apparently healthy subjects who have not taken antibiotic therapy at least one month prior to the time of sample collection. The age of chosen ones ranged between 1 and 70 years. Thereafter, 27.2% of the volunteers were positive for significant bacteriuria. The most predominant pathogen isolated was Escherichia coli (66.18%) while other isolates include Klebsiella pneumonia (2.5%), Staphylococcus aureus (8.09%), Proteus mirabilis (6.62%),Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2.94%) and Staphylococcus faecalis (3.68%) of the total bacterial isolates. The occurrence of rate of causative organism differs significantly by both age and sex among the volunteers.
Key words: Urinary tract infection, significant bacteriuria, pyuria.
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