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Table 3 The effect of gender, anatomical swab site and sample material on the prevalence of S. aureus among DFI patients

From: A retrospective analysis of the microbiology of diabetic foot infections at a Scottish tertiary hospital

The prevalence of S. aureus in:
 All results (n = 200)Monomicrobial results (n = 77)P value
 32.5%
(n = 200)
84.4%
(n = 65)
-
Male30.3%
(n = 168)
82.3%
(n = 62)
-
Female43.8%
(n = 32)
93.33%
(n = 15)
(p = 0.249)
Ankle0%
(n = 3)
0%
(n = 3)
-
Foot38%
(n = 92)
78.9%
(n = 38)
-
Toe28.5%
(n = 105)
89.7%
(n = 39)
(p = 0.202)
Bone biospy22.2%
(n = 9)
100%
(n = 2)
-
Deep tissue swab33.3%
(n = 191)
84%
(n = 75)
(p = 0.556)