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Table 2 Independent predictors of MRSA occurrence

From: The general status of patients and limited physical activity as risk factors of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus occurrence in long-term care facilities residents in Krakow, Poland

Characteristics of the study group OR 95% CI p-value
Gender 2.21787 0.77587-7.35603 -
Type of care 2.820409; 0.85361-10.49075 -
Diabetes 2.49199; 0.97879-6.32626 -
Urinary incontinence: diapers 0.368843; 0.087983-1.317818 -
Urinary permanent catheterization 2.711179; 0.75883-11.365892 -
Dysphagia 2.630631; 0.20216-23.15387 -
Nasogastric tube 7.32428; 0.10412-9.604325 -
Ulcers 0.084993; 0.014193-0.488536 0.0051
Feeding via gastrostomy tube 1.496 e-7; 0.000-0.45512 -
Age mean ± SD (95% CI) [years] NA 0.0132
Length of stay NA -
Barthel’s index NA -
Katz scale NA -
Physical activity* NA 0.0009
  1. *Physical dependence of the residents was classified according to a five-point scale (1-independent, 2- independent with falls, 3-limitations in movement, 4-bedridden, mobile, 5-bedridden, dependent).
  2. SD – standard deviation; 95% CI – 95% confidence interval; NA not applicable.