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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)