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Table 4 Association of methicillin resistant S. aureus to different 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

Type of specimen MRSA MSSA Total COR 95 % CI P-value
N (%) N (%) Na
Pus/abscess 24(20.3) 94(79.7) 118 0.511 (0.11, 2.19) 0.366
Nasal swab 3(33.3) 6(66.7) 9 0.638 (0.11, 3.49) 0.605
Throat swab 2(28.6) 5(71.4) 7 0.000 - 0.999
Vaginal discharge 0(0) 3(100) 3 0.000 - 0.999
Urine 0(0) 6(100) 6 1.915 (0.41, 8.95) 0.409
Eye swab 0(0) 2(100) 2 0.000 - 0.999
Blood 2(11.8) 15(88.2) 17 0.000 - 0.999
Body fluids 0(0) 4(100) 4 0.000 - 0.999
Stool 0(0) 3(100) 3 0.000 - 1.000
Ear discharge 3(12.5) 21(87.5) 24 1.787 (0.49, 6.49) 0.378
Sputum 0(0) 1(100) 1 1 - -
  1. COR crude odds ratio
  2. a total S. aureus isolates from each type of sample