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Table 3 Persistent and Intermittent carriers carrying more than one unique SA lineage in their noses during the study period

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

Number of different S. aureusstrains# Carriers (% of total in the carrier group) Totala
Persistent Intermittent
1 19 (73) 27 (77) 46 (75.4)
2 6 (23) 4 (11.5) 10 (16.4)
3 1 (4) 3 (8.5) 4 (6.6)
4 0 0 0
5 0 1 (3) 1 (1.6)
Total b 26 35 61
  1. #Nasal swabs from carriers monitored 2 or more times were only included.
  2. aPercentage calculated using the total number of persistent and intermittent carriers in the cohort.
  3. bTotal number persistent and intermittent carriers that carried one or more strains in their noses.