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Table 1 Distribution of cultures, coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS), Staphylococcus epidermidis and methicillin-resistant S. epidermidis (MRSE) according to source

From: Colonization of patients, healthcare workers, and the environment with healthcare-associated Staphylococcus epidermidis genotypes in an intensive care unit: a prospective observational cohort study

Source (n) Cultures n CoNS n S. epidermidis n (%) MRSE n (%)
Medical Doctor (3) 18 43 43 (100) 13 (30)
Nurse (23) 94 249 234 (94) 166 (71)
Assistant nurse (11) 47 173 154 (89) 106 (69)
Environment (14) 14 41 25 (61) 24 (96)
Referral patients (5) 151 222 153 (69) 140 (92)
Community patients (9) 246 439 325 (74) 171 (53)
Total 570 1167 934 (80) 620 (66)
  1. CoNS coagulase-negative staphylococci, MRSE methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis