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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of patients (n = 200) in the study

From: Rapid PCR/ESI-MS-based molecular genotyping of Staphylococcus aureusfrom nasal swabs of emergency department patients

Variable All patients SA carriers MRSA carriers
  (200 subjects) (59 subjects) (27 subjects)
Age    
 18-29 54 (27%) 16 (27%) 7 (26%)
 30-39 43 (21.5%) 15 (25.5%) 4 (15%)
 40-49 55 (27.5%) 13 (22%) 9 (33%)
 50-59 39 (19.5%) 13 (22%) 7 (26%)
 60 and up 9 (4.5%) 2 (3.5) 0 (0%)
Sex    
 Male 108 (54%) 26 (44%) 15 (55%)
 Female 92 (46%) 33 (56%) 12 (45%)
Race    
 White/Hispanic 38 (19%) 14 (24%) 4 (15%)
 Black 159 (79.5%) 45 (76%) 23 (85%)
 Asian, Pacific Islander 2 (1%) 0 0
 American Indian Alaskan Native 0 0 0
 Other 1 (0.5%) 0 0
Hispanic/Spanish origin    
 Yes 3 (1.5%) 1 (2%) 0
 No 195 (97.5%) 58 (98%) 27 (100%)
 Unknown 2 (1%) 0 0
Primary complaint    
 Respiratory 26 (13%) 6 (10.5%) 3 (11%)
 GI 22 (11%) 7 (12%) 3 (11%)
 Dermatology 5 (2.5%) 2 (3%) 1 (4%)
 Localized pain/weakness 87 (43.5%) 20 (35.5%) 11 (41%)
 UGI 7 (3.5%) 3 (4.5%) 1 (4%)
 Injury 14 (7%) 4 (6%) 2 (7.5%)
 Cardiovascular 19 (9.5%) 8 (13.5%) 3 (11%)
 Other 18 (9%) 9 (15%) 3 (11%)
 General pain/weakness 2 (1%) 0 0
Antibiotic prescribed    
 Yes 39 (19%) 8 (14%) 5 (18.5%)
 No 161 (79.5%) 49 (86%) 22 (71.5%)
Admission to hospital    
 Yes 29 (14.5%) 13 (22%) 7 (26%)
 No 171 (75.5%) 46 (78%) 20 (74%)