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Table 1 Patient characteristics of the patients colonized with LA-MRSA and non-LA-MRSA

From: Impact of livestock-associated MRSA in a hospital setting

Patient characteristics LA-MRSA (n = 298) non-LA-MRSA (n = 188)
Male* 214 (72%) 84 (45%)
<= 15 years 21 (7%) 16 (9%)
>15 - < 65 years* 255 (86%) 99 (53%)
> = 65 years* 22 (7%) 73 (39%)
Colonized 291 (98%) 154 (82%)
Superficial infection* 3 (1%) 8 (5%)
Deep infection* 4 (1.3%) 24 (13%)
GP* 120 (40%) 47 (25%)
Nursing resident* 4 (1.3%) 82 (44%)
First aid* 41 (14%) 8 (4%)
Outpatient department* 64 (21%) 13 (7%)
Hospitalized* 20 (7%) 27 (14%)
Outpatient department or Hospitalized* 35 (12%) 5 (3%)
  1. *p < =0.05.