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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of factors associated with nasal colonization of MRSA in HIV carriers in Taiwan

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

FactorAdjust odds ratio95% confidence intervalP value
Female Gender2.9100.690–12.2760.1459
Injection drug user1.1890.207–6.8370.8464
Male-to-male sex0.2410.055–1.0500.0581
Smoking2.0040.581–6.9110.2713
HCV carrier2.2330.504–9.8850.2899
Cancer7.7821.909–31.7310.0042
Antibiotic use within the past 1 year3.8921.219–12.4330.0218
  1. Abbreviations: HCV hepatitis C virus