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Table 29 Facility distribution, by cultivation medium, 2006–2015

From: Annual Dialysis Data Report 2015, JSDT Renal Data Registry

Cultivation medium 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
R2A (%) 746 (67.5) 1028 (66.3) 1175 (65.5) 1324 (64.2) 2130 (63.9) 2213 (63.5) 2193 (59.8) 2148 (57.7) 2142 (55.8) 2188 (56.4)
TGEA (%) 36 (3.3) 111 (7.2) 205 (11.4) 292 (14.2) 669 (20.1) 745 (21.4) 944 (25.8) 1051 (28.2) 1169 (30.4) 1180 (30.4)
Nutrient agar (%) 170 (15.4) 220 (14.2) 235 (13.1) 246 (11.9) 246 (7.4) 266 (7.6) 244 (6.7) 273 (7.3) 275 (7.2) 263 (6.8)
Blood agar (%) 48 (4.3) 52 (3.4) 42 (2.3) 37 (1.8) 23 (0.7) 22 (0.6) 21 (0.6) 15 (0.4) 15 (0.4) 22 (0.6)
TSA (%) 4 (0.4) 9 (0.6) 16 (0.9) 12 (0.6) 19 (0.6) 23 (0.7) 32 (0.9) 27 (0.7) 36 (0.9) 33 (0.9)
Others (%) 102 (9.2) 131 (8.4) 120 (6.7) 150 (7.3) 246 (7.4) 217 (6.2) 231 (6.3) 210 (5.6) 203 (5.3) 193 (5.0)
Subtotal (%) 1106 (100.0) 1551 (100.0) 1793 (100.0) 2061 (100.0) 3333 (100.0) 3486 (100.0) 3665 (100.0) 3724 (100.0) 3840 (100.0) 3879 (100.0)
Unspecified 2023 1720 1622 1448 584 531 411 375 353 313
No information available 856 781 666 541 207 160 127 136 111 111
Total 3985 4052 4081 4050 4124 4177 4203 4235 4304 4303
  1. Values in parentheses under each figure represent the percentage relative to the total in each column
  2. R2A Reasoner’s No. 2 agar, TGEA tryptone glucose extract agar, TSA trypticase soy agar