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Table 2 Prevalence of MRSA and C. difficile contamination of surfaces that tested positive at least once

From: A prospective study to examine the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile contamination in the general environment of three community hospitals in southern Ontario, Canada

Pathogen Hospital Overall total prevalence (95% CI; n)
  A B C  
  Prevalence (95% CI; n) Prevalence (95% CI; n) Prevalence (95% CI; n)  
MRSA 20.5% (12.6-30.4; 18/88) 30.8% (19.9-43.4; 20/65) 47.3% (33.7-61.2; 26/55) 30.8% (24.6-37.5; 64/208)
Clostridium difficile 7.3% (2.7-15.2; 6/82) 3.4% (0.4-11.7; 2/59) 10% (3.3-21.4; 5/50) 6.8% (3.7-11.4; 13/191)
  1. CI: confidence interval.
  2. n: number of samples.