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Table 5 Risk factors and MRSA positive cases (N = 8)

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

Variables Positive numbers (n = 8) P value
Gender   
 Male 5 0.295
 Female 3  
Co-morbidities   
 URTIs 6 0.009
 Others 2  
Recent visit to hospital admitted family members   
 Yes 1 0.536
 No 7  
Recent visit to public amusement places   
 Yes 6 0.018
 No 2  
Contact with pet   
 Yes (dog) 6 0.0005
 No 2  
Type of residence   
 Urban 3 0.007
 Rural 5  
Vehicle used by participant’s family member   
 Personal 5 0.866
 Public 3  
Profession of family   
 Health care 2 0.257
 Other than health care 6  
Family income   
 Middle 8 0.140
 Others 0