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Table 1 Distribution of S. aureus and MRSA carriage among the different health professions

From: Nasal carriage of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus among health care workers at Al Shifa hospital in Gaza Strip

Health workers No. of samples S. aureus %(62) MRSA %(51) MSSA %(11) P. Value
Doctor 50 14(28%) 8(16%) 6(12%) 0.058
Nurses 125 42(33.6%) 38(30.4%) 4(3.2%)
Pharmacist 6 2(33.3%) 2(33.3%) 0
Radiologist 8 1(12.5%) 1(12.5%) 0
Technicians 11 3(27%) 2(18%) 1(9%)
Total 200 62(31%) 51(25.5%) 11(5.5%)
  1. Legend: MRSA Methicillin resistant Staph aureus, MSSA Methicillin susceptible Staph aureus
  2. P value <0.05 statistically significant