The effect gender on the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria
The presence of bacteria in properly collected urine of a patient who has no signs or symptoms of urinary tract infection is understood as asymptomatic bacteriuria. The lab report was done to find out if gender has any significant effect on the prevalence of ABU. The method that was used involved testing 24 LIMU students 12 of which are males and 12 are female. The urine samples collected were cultured and the bacterial growth was counted. The results showed that females had a higher rate of bacterial growth than the males. For example, 82% of females showed significant and non-significant bacterial growth. This shows that there is a significant difference between males and females in the prevalence of ABU.