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Table 4 Univariable regression analyses of variables associated with MRSA or C. difficile contamination in patient rooms

From: The identification and epidemiology of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile in patient rooms and the ward environment

Variable Description OR P-value Overall P-value for the variable
Dependent variable: surface contaminated with MRSA     
Ward Medicine A Referent   0.614
  Medicine B 0.38 0.648  
  Surgery 0.44 0.423  
Type of patient room Unexposed Referent   0.594
  MRSA exposed 0.47 0.679  
  C. difficile exposed 1.06a 0.634  
Surface material Plastic Referent   0.776
  Cork 0.49a 0.346  
  Fabric 0.61 0.999  
  Laminate 0.57 0.693  
Surface sampled End of bed Referent   0.111
  Bulletin board 1.18a 0.999  
  Chair back 4.39 0.200  
  Overbed table 1.03 0.999  
  Privacy curtain 1.08 0.999  
  Television 1.15a 0.999  
Dependent variable: surface contaminated with C. difficile     
Ward Medicine A Referent   0.884
  Medicine B 0.76 0.744  
  Surgery 0.73 0.758  
Type of patient room Unexposed Referent   0.008
  MRSA exposed 0.31 0.301  
  C. difficile exposed 4.71 0.031  
Surface material Plastic Referent   0.017
  Cork 3.84 0.030  
  Fabric 0.36 0.336  
  Laminate 0.97 0.999  
Surface sampled End of bed Referent   0.059
  Bulletin board 4.03 0.131  
  Chair back 1.03 0.999  
  Overbed table 1.03 0.999  
  Privacy curtain 0.44a 0.494  
  Television 1.15 0.999  
  1. OR = odds ratio.
  2. a Median unbiased estimates.