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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of participants

From: Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage among pre-clinical and clinical medical students in a Tanzanian University

Variable Frequency Percent (%)
Sex
 Male 218 69.4
 Female 96 30.6
Course
 MD 271 86.3
 BMLS 43 13.7
Status of students
 Clinical 148 47.1
 Pre-clinical 166 52.9
Antibiotic usea
 Yes 36 11.5
 No 278 88.5
Hospital admissionb
 Yes 7 2.2
 No 307 97.8
Exposure to SSTIs
 Yes 3 1
 No 311 99
  1. MD Doctor of medicine, BMLS Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences, SSTIs skin and soft tissue infections
  2. aIn the past 2 weeks
  3. bIn the past 3 months