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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants with and without MRSA

From: Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage on admission among patients attending regional hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Characteristic MRSA positive MRSA negative
N = 22 N = 236
n (%) n (%)
Age group in years
 7–17 3 (13.6) 21 (8.9)
 18–30 11 (50) 91 (38.6)
 31–60 7 (31.8) 102 (43.2)
 >60 1 (4.5) 22 (9.3)
Sex
 Male 12 (54.5) 96 (40.7)
 Female 10 (45.5) 140 (59.3)
Education attained
 Primary education and below 13 (59.1) 120 (50.8)
 Secondary education and above 9 (40.9) 116 (49.2)
History of antibiotic use
 Yes 4 (18.2) 33 (14.0)
 No 18 (81.8) 203 (86.0)
History of hospitalisation
 Yes 1 (4.5) 19 (8.1)
 No 21 (95.5) 217 (91.9)
History of attending OPC
 Yes 4 (18.2) 56 (23.7)
 No 18 (81.8) 180 (76.3)
Type of illness on admission
 Chronic illness 5 (22.7) 39 (16.5)
 Acute illness 17 (77.3) 197 (83.5)
  1. OPC outpatient clinic