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Table 1 Association of variables with MRSA

From: Colonization with selected antibiotic resistant bacteria among a cohort of Sri Lankan university students

Variables Number of participants (n = 322) Significance*
Participants colonized with MRSA Participants not colonized MRSA
Sex Male (n = 156) 9 (5.8%) 147 (94.2%) 0.28*
Female (n = 166) 5 (3.0%) 161 (97.0%)
Faculty Health Science related (n = 210) 10 (4.8%) 200 (95.2%) 0.78^
None Health related (n = 112) 4 (3.6%) 108 (96.4%)
Antibiotic intake Yes (n = 133) 8 (6.0%) 125 (94.0%) 0.27*
No (n = 189) 6 (3.2%) 183 (96.8%)
Chronic diseases Yes (n = 15) 1 (6.7%) 14 (93.3%) 0.49^
No (n = 307) 13 (4.2%) 294 (95.8%)
Residence Residents (n = 225) 7 (3.1%) 218 (96.9%) 0.09^
Day scholars (n = 97) 7 (7.2%) 90 (92.8%)
  1. *p value calculated using the Chi-square test
  2. ^p value calculated using Fisher’s Exact test