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Table 2 Differences in the clinical characteristics of MSSA-associated SSTI 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 = 18) Cutaneous infection (n = 51) Abscess (n = 49) Mastitis (n = 5) SSTI-related bacteremia (n = 12) Catheter-related exit-site infection (n = 8) P-value
Mean age (years) 53.7ab 48.0ab 39.5bc 27.0c 59.9a 52.9ab <0.05
Mean comorbidities 2.3ab (Range 0–5) 1.5bc (Range 0–6) 0.8cd (Range 0–4) 0d (Range 0) 3.0a (Range 1–7) 3.1a (Range 0–7) <0.001
Mean operative procedure 1.6a (Range 0–3) 0.02e (Range 0–1) 1.2ab (Range 1–3) 0.2de (Range 0–1) 0.6cd (Range 0–3) 0.9bc (Range 0–2) <0.01
Reconstructive surgery (%) 4 (22.2)a 0 (0)b 2 (4.1)b 0 (0)b 0 (0)b 0 (0)b <0.05
Amputation (%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) NA
Mean hospitalization days 13.2ab 6.9b 7.7ab 4.0b 18.3a 8.4ab <0.05
Mortality (%) 0 (0) 1 (2.0) 1 (2.0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.974
  1. abValues in a row followed by different letters indicate significant difference between groups; P < 0.05