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Table 1 Characteristics of 26 Nursing Homes in Orange County, California

From: Nursing home characteristics associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Burden and Transmission

Nursing Home Characteristic Median (Range) Mean (Standard Deviation)
Number of Beds 99 (24 – 255) 110 (58)
Median Length of Stay (days) 102 (25 – 753) 149 (189)
Annual Admissions 262 (18 – 1526) 421 (425)
% Annual Resident Turnover 15% (1 – 70) 19% (14)
Average Direct Care Nursing Staff Hours (per resident day) 3.5 (1.9 – 7.8) 3.9 (1.4)
Demographics (as% of all facility residents)  
Age   
 % <65 years old 28 (0 – 86) 30 (28)
 % 65- <85 years old 44 (9 – 57) 40 (13)
 % >85 years old 25 (2 – 72) 30 (20)
% Male 43 (21 – 67) 42 (12)
Race and Ethnicity   
 % White 84 (12 – 99) 81 (17)
 % Black 1 (0 – 9) 3 (3)
 % American Indian/Alaskan Native 0 (0 – 2) 0 (1)
 % Asian/Pacific Islander 12 (0 – 88) 15 (18)
 % Any Non-White 16 (1 – 88) 18 (17)
 % Hispanic Ethnicity 14 (1 – 38) 15 (15)
% Less than High School Education 24 (0 – 64) 23 (17)
% Medicare Insurance 18 (1 – 44) 17 (9)
% Admitted from Acute Hospital 82 (15 – 98) 71 (29)
Comorbidities (as% of all facility residents)  
% Diabetes 27 (11 – 59) 31 (13)
% Skin Lesions 72 (4 – 100) 67 (23)
% Fecal Incontinence 44 (5 – 91) 43 (23)
% Indwelling Devices 2 (0 – 46) 12 (22)
% History of MRSA 11 (0 – 69) 13 (14)
Functional Status (average score among all facility residents)  
Average Activities of Daily Living Score 19.82 (10.77 – 26.90) 19.74 (3.60)
Average Resource Utilization Group Score 0.92 (0.81 – 1.43) 1.0 (0.2)
Average Social Engagement Score 2 (0 – 4) 2 (1)