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Table 5 Comparison of MRSA spa type in the LTCFs subgroup and hospital subgroup

From: Transmission of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in the long term care facilities in Hong Kong

Spa type MRSA in LTCFs subgroup MRSA in hospital subgroup p value Odd ratio
t002 2 (1.7%) 14 (16.1%) <0.001 0.09
t032 2 (1.7%) 5 (5.7%) 0.132 0.28
t037 2 (1.7%) 6 (6.9%) 0.070 0.23
t701 8 (6.6%) 1 (1.1%) 0.083 6.05
t1081 76 (62.8%) 51 (58.6%) 0.567 1.19
t4677 24 (19.8%) 3 (3.4%) <0.001 6.88
Other 7 (5.8%) a 7 (8.0%) b NA NA
Total 121 (100%) 87 (100%) NA NA
  1. Hospital subgroup, defined as hospitalized patients who were not referred from LTCFs; NA, not applicable; LTCFs, long term care facilities; LTCFs subgroup, defined as LTCF residents who had not been hospitalized in the past 12 months; a including spa types of t121 (2), t012 (1), t1026 (1), t1765 (1), t2536 (1), and t588 (1); b including spa types of t437 (2), t1250 (1), t1751 (1), t441 (1), t5413 (1), and t9377 (1).