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Table 2 Isolation rate of S. aureus from clinical specimens at Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College from September 2013 to April 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From: Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from clinical samples at Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Specimen type Presence of S. aureus Total AOR 95 % CI P-value
Yes (N/%) No (N/ %) Na
Pus/abscess 118(55.4) 95(44.6) 213 67.074 (9.11, 493.8) 0.001**
Nasal swab 9(33.3) 18(66.7) 27 27.000 (3.19, 228.05) 0.002**
Throat swab 7(17.0) 34(83.0) 41 11.118 (1.31, 94.37) 0.027*
Vaginal discharge 3(2.5) 118(97.5) 121 1.373 (0.14, 13.50) 0.786
Urine 6(2.8) 211(97.2) 217 1.536 (0.18, 13.02) 0.694
Eye swab 2(12.5) 14(87.5) 16 7.714 (0.65, 91.32) 0.105
Blood 17(7.6) 206(92.4) 223 4.456 (0.58, 34.23) 0.151
Body fluids 4(5.3) 71(94.7) 75 3.042 (0.33, 28.0) 0.326
Stool 3(1.8) 168(98.2) 171 0.964 (0.09, 9.46) 0.975
Ear discharge 24(28.2) 61(71.8) 85 21.246 (2.78, 162.3) 0.003**
Sputum 1(0.8) 54 (98.2) 55 1 - -
  1. AOR adjusted odds ratio
  2. a Total sample
  3. ** Significant at P value < 0.01, * Significant at P value < 0.05