TABLE 3.

Prevalence of MDR among P. aeruginosa strains in various parts of the world

RegionPeriodSettingResistance (%)Reference
North America
    United States2001ICU/non-ICU9.1/7.035
    United States2002ICU1435
    United States2003Nosocomial infections9.936
South America, 10 sites1997-1999Nosocomial infections8.224
Europe
    12 to 23 sites1997-1999Nosocomial infections4.724
    33 ICUs1997-2000ICU3-5029
Asia/Pacific
    17 sites1997-1999Nosocomial infections1.624
    Japan2001Nosocomial infections2.874
    Malaysia2005Nosocomial infections6.962