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Table 1 Characteristics of the Patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (n = 131)

From: Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusBacteremia and Endocarditis among HIV Patients: A cohort study

Characteristic n (%)
Mean (SD) Age, (years) 41.5 (7.5)
Male Sex 83 (63.4)
African American 119 (91)
Receiving ART 39 (29.8)
Mean (SD) APACHE Score 12.1 (5.3)
CD4 <200 cells/mm 3 28 (21.4)
Hepatitis C 82 (62.6)
Diabetes Mellitus 3 (2.3)
Coronary Artery Disease 0 (-)
Hypertension 13 (9.9)
Intravenous Drug Use 66 (50.4)
End-stage Renal Disease 24 (18.3)
Median (IQR) Length of Stay (days) 7 (5, 14)
Endocarditis 63 (48.1)
   Right-sided only 51 (38.9)
   Left-sided only 8 (6.1)
   Bilateral 4 (3.1)
In-hospital Mortality 10 (7.6)
  1. Note: ART: Antiretroviral therapy, SD: standard deviation, IQR: interquartile range, APACHE: Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation score.