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Table 1 Comparison of demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus between ST72 and ST5 / ST239 cohorts

From: Comparison of subsequent infection in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriers between ST72 community-genotype and hospital genotypes: a retrospective cohort study

Variable No. (%) P value
Community-genotype ST72 MRSA cohort (n = 198) Hospital-genotype ST5 / ST239 MRSA cohort (n = 156)
Female gender 77 (38.9) 61 (39.1) 0.967
Age, median (IQR) 53.0 (4.0–65.0) 65.5 (52.8–71.8) 0.177
Reason for nasal MRSA screening
 Transfer from other hospital 68 (34.3) 60 (38.5) 0.423
 Pre-operative screening 80 (40.4) 39 (25.0) 0.002
 MRSA isolated from clinical specimens 22 (11.1) 10 (6.4) 0.139
 Carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus 10 (5.1) 13 (8.3) 0.213
 Undergoing HD or CAPD 9 (4.5) 6 (3.8) 0.746
Location before admission    0.520
 Tertiary hospital 141 (71.2) 113 (72.4)  
 Home 34 (17.2) 26 (16.7)  
 General hospital 19 (9.6) 11 (7.1)  
 Chronic care facility 4 (2.0) 6 (3.8)  
Admission due to infection other than MRSA infection 32 (16.2) 39 (25.0) 0.039
Comorbidity
 Solid tumor 48 (24.2) 24 (15.4) 0.040
 Cardiovascular disease 40 (20.2) 33 (21.2) 0.826
 Diabetes mellitus 26 (13.1) 32 (20.5) 0.062
 Liver disease 21 (10.6) 14 (9.0) 0.610
 Neurologic disease 20 (10.1) 24 (15.4) 0.135
 Chronic kidney disease 19 (9.6) 21 (13.5) 0.254
 Solid organ transplantation 7 (3.5) 3 (1.9) 0.522
 Chronic lung disease 5 (2.5) 10 (6.4) 0.072
 Hematologic malignancy 4 (2.0) 11 (7.1) 0.031
 CAPD 0 (0.0) 3 (1.9) 0.085
 HSCT 0 (0.0) 1 (0.6) 0.441
Severity of underlying disease    0.651
 Rapidly fatal 9 (4.6) 5 (3.2)  
 Ultimately fatal 102 (51.5) 76 (48.7)  
 Nonfatal 87 (43.9) 75 (48.7)  
  1. ST sequence type, IQR Interquartile range, HD hemodialysis, CAPD Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, HSCT hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
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