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Table 2 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Integrated MRSA-Management (IMM) with prolonged decolonization treatment after hospital discharge is effective: a single centre, non-randomised open-label trial

A. Demographic characteristicsa Interventional IMM-population Inpatient control group
(N = 99) (N = 201)
 Age years years
  Mean 68 71
  Standard deviation ±15 ±13
  Range 27-96 20-95
 Age category N (%) N (%)
  <65 years 35 (35 %) 56 (28 %)
  >65 years 64 (65 %) 145 (72 %)
 Gender N (%) N (%)
  Male 60 (61 %) 122 (61 %)
  Female 39 (39 %) 79 (39 %)
 Skin alterations N (%) N (%)
  With skin alterations 60 (61 %) 136 (68 %)
  Without skin alterations 39 (39 %) 65 (32 %)
B. Study entry description
 Patients with entry in the study from N (%) N (%)
  Hospital 62 (63 %) Hospital inpatient, by default
  Long-term care 12 (12 %)
  Patient’s home 25 (25 %)
 Discharge location (IMM only)
  Hospital 0 not applicable
  Long-term care 22 (22 %)
  Patient’s home 77 (78 %)
 Patients not completing 6 (6 %) 0
 Protocol violations 9 (9 %) 0
 Per protocol Set (PPS) N = 84 N = 54b
  1. at-test (age): p > 0.05. Chi-square test (gender, skin alterations): p > 0.05
  2. bPPS inpatient control group: LOS of 22 ± 3 decolonization days or three negative MRSA-swabs