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Table 1 Differences in the clinical characteristics of MRSA-associated SSTIs among disease groups according to univariate analysis

From: Antibiotic susceptibility and genomic variations in Staphylococcus aureus associated with Skin and Soft Tissue Infection (SSTI) disease groups

Clinical characteristics Deep-seated infection (n = 34) Cutaneous infection (n = 54) Abscess (n = 62) Mastitis (n = 11) SSTI-related bacteremia (n = 23) Catheter-related exit-site infection (n = 17) P-value
Mean age (years) 58.4ab 50.6bc 39.7cd 30.7d 68.3a 60.8ab <0.001
Mean comorbidities 2.2b (Range 0–5) 1.9b (Range 0–6) 0.9c (Range 0–5) 0.1c (Range 0–1) 3.4a (Range 0–7) 3.5a (Range 0–7) <0.001
Mean operative procedure 1.2a (Range 0–3) 0c (Range 0–1) 1.2a (Range 0–6) 0.1bc (Range 0–1) 0.5b (Range 0–2) 0.1bc (Range 0–2) <0.001
Reconstructive surgery (%) 4 (11.8)a 0 (0)b 1 (1.6)b 0 (0)b 0 (0)b 0 (0)b <0.01
Amputation (%) 7 (20.6)a 0 (0)b 2 (3.2)b 0 (0)b 3 (13.4)ab 0 (0)b <0.001
Mean hospitalization days 16.9ab 9.1b 9.6b 0.5c 19.2a 13.3ab <0.01
Mortality (%) 0 (0) 3 (5.6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (4.3) 0 (0) 0.248
  1. abValues in a row followed by different letters indicate significant difference between groups; P < 0.05
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