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Table 2 Correlates of MRSA contamination by bivariate logistic analysis

From: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination and distribution in patient’s care environment at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam-Tanzania

Variables (number of specimens) MRSA (%) OR (95% CI) p-value
Gender of occupants
 Female (76) 22 (28.9) 1.650 (0.139–19.571) 0.691
 Males (60) 7 (11.7) 1  
Number of patients
 ≥ 10 patients (76) 23 (30.3) 4.75 (1.624–13.895) 0.004
 < 10 patients (96) 12 (12.5) 1  
Specimen source
 Bed surfaces (50) 17 (34) 6.26 (1.443–27.153) 0.014
 Door handles (50) 13 (26) 5.21 (1.321–25.426) 0.036
 Sinks (50) 6 (12) 0.906 (0.296–2.771) 0.863
 Surgical trolleys (50) 3 (6) 1