A J Life Sci. 2019, 2 (1): 34-41

Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections among Adolescent and Adult Women

Onwujekwe Emmanuel Chijioke1,*, Ezemba ConstanceChinyere1 and Agbo Angela2

1Department of Microbiology, Coal City University, Enugu, Nigeria .

2Microbiology Laboratory Department, Coal camp Health Centre, Enugu, Nigeria


This study was to determine the bacteria that are prevalent in Urinary tract infections and the sensitivity of organisms isolated from the urine of adolescent and adult women of 8- 52 years old in Ogbete Coal camp in Enugu metropolis, south east Nigeria. A total of 218 individuals, both in and out patients were investigated, 197 (90.3%) women were diagnosed for Urinary tract infections. Therefore, incidence of UTI were prevalent in the age groups of 13-17 and 18-22, with P value (p=0.047 and S.D of +- 5.6). The microorganisms implicated in infection were bacteria, fungi, yeast and protozoa. Among the bacteria, two were identified as Gram positive cocci i.e. Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus saprophyticus, while Gram negative bacilli were Escherichia coli, Klebsiella, Proteus, Pseudomonas areuginosa. Yeast like fungus Candida albican, protozoan (Trichomonasvaginalis) was also identified. The isolated organism which was prevalent wasStaphylococcus aureus (48.2%); followed by Escherichia coli (34.5%). Also, Pseudomonas aureuginosa, Proteus and Klebsiella were isolated. Factors responsible for frequent cases of Urinary tract infections among diagnosed women include shortness of urethra among the females, lack of personal hygiene, sexual intercourse, socio economic challenges invarious homes and others. Sensitivity profiles revealed that Augumentin was highly susceptible to Staphylococcus aureus (65%) while Escherichiacoli were highly resistant to commonly used drugs such as Ampicillin, and Cloxacillin while Gentamycin was the most active against bacteria isolates.

KeywordsUrinary Tract Infection, Adolescent Women, AntimicrobialSensitivity, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli.




June 2, 2018

Received Revised

June 28, 2018


July 10, 2019

Available Online

July 25, 2019

Corresponding author email:

constancechinyere790@gma il.com

How to Cite

Chijioke OE, Chinyere EC, Angela A. Incidence of urinary tract infections among adolescent and adult woment. Abasyn Journal of Life Sciences 2019; 2(1): 34-41.

Abasyn Journal of Life Sciences , ISSN (online): 2663-1040, Published by Abasyn University