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Table 1 Comparison of demographics and transmission vehicles between HIV-infected patients with and without methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization

From: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization among HIV-infected patients in Taiwan: prevalence, molecular characteristics and associated factors with nasal carriage

CharacteristicNo. (%) of subjectsP value
Total (n = 553)MRSA carriers (n = 19)Non-MRSA carriers (n = 534)
Age in years, mean (SD)41.2 (11.4)43.8 (13.0)41.1 (11.3)0.296
Gender
 Male531 (96)15 (79)516 (97)0.005*
 Female22 (4)4 (21)18 (3)
Route of HIV transmission
 Injection drug use90 (16)9 (47)81 (15)0.001*
 Heterosexual activity62 (11)2 (11)61 (11)1.000
 Male-to-male sex375 (68)6 (32)369 (69)0.002*
 Blood transfusion3 (0.5)0 (0)3 (0.6)1.000
 Vertical transmission1 (0.2)0 (0)1 (0.2)1.000
 Unknown36 (6.5)2 (11)34 (6.4)0.380
Facility   0.203
 CGMH, Linko branch111 (20.1)3 (15.8)108 (20.2) 
 CGMH, Taipei branch13 (2.4)0 (0)13 (2.4) 
 CGMH, Keelung branch117 (21.2)8 (42.1)109 (20.4) 
 Keelung jail and prison18 (3.3)1 (5.3)17 (3.2) 
 NTUH294 (53.2)7 (36.8)287 (53.8) 
  1. Abbreviations: CGMH Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, NTUH National Taiwan University Hospital
  2. *significant difference (p < 0.05)