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Table 2 Distribution of S. aureus and MRSA isolates by wards/departments

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

Wards/ No of samples S. aureus (%) MRSA (%) MSSA (%) P. Value
Department (n = 200) (n = 62) (n = 51) (n = 11)  
Surgery 48 17(35%) 17(35%) 0 0.019
Internal medicine 29 13(44.8%) 12(41.3%) 1(3.4%)
Emergency 27 12(44.44%) 8(25.9%) 4(14.8%)
Urology 11 1(9%) 0 1(9%)
Burn department 10 2(20%) 2(20%) 0
I.C.U 18 6(33.3%) 5(27.7%) 1(5.5%)
Pharmacy 6 2(33.3%) 2(33.3%) 0
X-ray 8 1(12.5%) 1(12.5%) 0
Laboratory 11 3(27%) 2(18%) 1(9%)
Chest department 6 1(16.6%) 1(16.6%) 0
Outpatient clinic 7 2(28.5%) 1(14.25%) 1(14.25%)
Maternity 13 1(7.7%) 1(7.7%) 0
Ear, nose and throat 6 2(33.3%) 0 2(33.3%)
  1. Legend: MRSA Methicillin resistant Staph aureus, MSSA Methicillin susceptible Staph aureus
  2. P value <0.05 statistically significant