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Table 3 Descriptive characteristics of healthcare workers from Antananarivo, Madagascar carrying Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

From: Prevalence of nasal colonisation by methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among healthcare workers and students in Madagascar

  Healthcare workersa (n = 863)
   S. aureus MRSA
Variable HCWb group (n) n (%) n (%)
Contact with patients 746 81 (10.9) 14 (1.9)
No contact with patients 105 7 (6.7) 0
Type of healthcare workerc
 Physician 183 13 (7.1) 1 (0.6)
 Nurse 203 23 (11.2) 4 (2.0)
 Medical technologist 18 3 (16.7) 2 (11.1)
 Other (clerk, service assistant) 9 1 (11.0) 0
Work placec
 Outpatient department 5 3 (60.0) 0
 Operating theatre 6 1 (16.7) 0
 Ward 87 11 (12.5) 2 (2.3)
 Other (administration) 52 2 (3.9) 0
  1. a Includes all hospital employees: medical doctors, nurses, midwives, nursing students, medical and pharmacy students, interns, occasional workers, medical technologists, pharmacists, cleaning staff, and receptionists
  2. b Healthcare worker
  3. c For available data