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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of 100 patients with CO-MSSA bacteraemia

From: Epidemiology and outcomes of community-onset methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureusbacteraemia in a university hospital in Singapore

Characteristic Value1
Age, years 49.7 ± 21.6
Gender, male 65
Ethnicity  
- Chinese 51
- Malay 34
- Indian 12
- Others 3
Co-morbidities  
- Diabetes mellitus 38
- Dialysis-dependent renal failure 28
- Presence of malignancy2 14
- Chronic pulmonary disease3 10
- Valvular heart disease 4
Other characteristics  
- Intravenous drug abuse 17
- Presence of intravenous catheter4 26
- Previous hospitalisation5 53
Appropriate empiric therapy 94
Optimal antibiotic therapy 68
  1. 1Data are number or mean ± standard deviation
  2. 2 Includes both solid and haematologic malignancies
  3. 3 Includes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, and bronchiectasis
  4. 4 Central venous catheters only
  5. 5 Within 12 months of current hospitalisation