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Table 4 Risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization among children attending public daycare centers (DCC) in Niterói, Brazil

From: High prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureuscolonization among healthy children attending public daycare centers in informal settlements in a large urban center in Brazil

Risk factor OR 95% CI
ß-Lactam antibiotic use in previous thirty days 3.24 1.42 – 7.39
Cohabitant is employee at health care facility* - -
More than five household members 1.22 0.96 - 1.56
DCC located in AGSN 3.27 1.52 - 7.01
Time sampled (months after initial sampling) 0.92 0.86 - 0.99
Residence located within 50 m of AGSN 0.76 0.31 - 1.87
  1. *No one colonized with MRSA had a family member who was an employee at a health care facility.