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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients with Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections

From: The burden of nosocomial staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection in South Korea: a prospective hospital-based nationwide study

Characteristic MRSA (n?=?254) MSSA (n?=?85) P -value
Gender (male/female) 167 (65.7%)/87 (34.3%) 41 (48.2%)/44 (51.8%) 0.004
Age, median (IQR) 66 (54?75) 58 (48?69)  
Location at BSI onset    
Ward 144 (56.7%) 60 (70.6%) 0.002
ER 6 (2.4%) 7 (8.2%)
ICU 104 (40.9%) 18 (21.2%)
Central line-associated bloodstream infection 94 (37.0%) 17 (20.0%) 0.004
Interval between admission and detection of BSI
1-7 days 53 (20.9%) 48 (56.5%)  
8-14 days 56 (22.0%) 19 (22.4%)  
15-21 days 35 (13.8%) 6 (7.1%)  
22-30 days 19 (7.5%) 4 (4.7%)  
31-60 days 56 (22.0%) 6 (7.1%)  
61-90 days 14 (5.5%) 0  
91-180 days 16 (6.3%) 1 (1.2%)  
181-365 days 3 (1.2%) 1 (1.2%)  
Over 365?days 2 (0.8%) 0  
  1. Abbreviations: MRSA Methicillin-resistant S. aureus, MSSA Methicillin-susceptible S. aureus, IQR Interquartile range, BSI Bloodstream infection, ER Emergency room, ICU Intensive care unit.