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Table 1 Distribution of persistent and intermittent carriers among males and females

From: Longitudinal genetic analyses of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage dynamics in a diverse population

Sex Carriers (% carriage distribution across sex)# Totala
Persistent Intermittent Non-carriers
Male 11 (23.9) 16 (34.7) 19 (41.4) 46
Female 15 (23.8) 19 (30.1) 29 (46.1) 63
Total b 26 35 48 109
  1. #Only nasal swabs from carriers sampled 2 or more times were only included.
  2. aTotal number of nasal carriers distributed across each sex.
  3. bTotal number persistent, intermittent and non-carriers monitored during the study.