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Table 3 Participants with habitual risk factors

From: Risk factors assessment for nasal colonization of Staphylococcus aureus and its methicillin resistant strains among pre-clinical medical students of Nepal

Variables Total participants (%) Positive participants (%) P values
Vehicle used by participants    
 Public 168 (84.0) 25 (14.9) 0.920
 Personal 32 (16.0) 5 (15.6)  
Vehicle used by participant’s family members    
 Public 82 (41.0) 12 (14.6) 0.904
 Personal 118 (59.0) 18 (15.3)  
Recent visit to public amusement places    
 Yes 106 (53.0) 12 (11.3) 0.122
 No 94 (47.0) 18 (19.1)  
Tattoo or acupuncture    
 Yes 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 No 200 (100) 30 (15.0)  
Alcohol consumption habit    
 Yes 5 (2.5) 1 (20.0) 0.560
 No 195 (97.5) 29 (14.9)  
Contact with livestock    
 Yes 26 (13.0) 2 (7.7) 0.263
 No 174 (87.0) 28 (16.0)  
Contact with pets    
 Yes 60 (30.0) 9 (15.0) 1.0
 No 140 (70.0) 21 (15.0)