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Table 1 Number of patients with each comorbidities (percentage), and median number of admissions to the emergency or a medical ward (interquartile range)

From: Screening swabs surpass traditional risk factors as predictors of MRSA bacteremia

Variables MSSA (n = 276) MRSA (n = 100) p-value (Fisher’s or Mann-Whitney U)
Positive MRSA Screen (30 days) 10/154 (6.49%) 52/66 (78.8%) < 0.001
Positive MRSA Screen (All-Time) 21/215 (9.77%) 72/91 (79.1%) < 0.001
Median Age (IQR) 65.5 (51, 76.25) 66 (54.75, 77) 0.590
Median CCI (IQR) 3 (1, 5) 3 (2, 4) 0.155
Myocardial Infarction 39 (14.1) 19 (19) 0.260
Congestive Heart Failure 54 (19.6) 21 (21) 0.771
Peripheral Vascular Disease 31 (11.2) 19 (19) 0.059
Cerebrovascular Disease 18 (6.52) 7 (7) 0.819
Dementia 16 (5.80) 5 (5) 1
Chronic Pulmonary Disease 53 (19.2) 20 (20) 0.883
Connective Tissue Disease 5 (1.81) 5 (5) 0.139
Peptic Ulcer Disease 13 (4.71) 4 (4) 1
Mild Liver Disease 32 (11.6) 9 (9) 0.576
Moderate or Severe Liver Disease 17 (6.20) 4 (4) 0.612
Diabetes without End-Organ Damage 80 (29.0) 36 (36) 0.208
Diabetes with End-Organ Damage 17 (6.16) 10 (10) 0.257
Hemiplegia 12 (4.35) 9 (9) 0.123
Moderate or Severe Renal Disease 5 (1.81) 15 (15) 0.238
Tumor without Metastasis 34 (12.3) 20 (20) 0.068
Tumor with Metastasis 27 (9.78) 8 (8) 0.691
Leukemia 16 (5.80) 6 (6) 1
Lymphoma 21 (7.61) 9 (9) 0.669
HIV/AIDS 3 (1.09) 0 (0) 0.568
Emergency Visits in Last 6 Months 1 (1, 2) 1 (1, 3) 0.189
Emergency Visits in Last 12 Months 1 (1, 2) 2 (1, 3) 0.258
Inpatient Admissions in Last 6 Months 0 (0, 1) 1 (0, 1) 0.003
Inpatient Admissions in Last 12 Months 0 (0, 1) 1 (0, 2) 0.001