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Table 1 Characteristics of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriers and matched controls hospitalized at Vidant Medical Center in eastern North Carolina, 2011

From: A case control study of environmental and occupational exposures associated with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in patients admitted to a rural tertiary care hospital in a high density swine region

  No. (%)
Characteristics Controls (n = 119) Cases (n = 117)
Female 68 57.1 67 57.3
Age, years     
 18-29 29 24.4 24 20.5
 30-39 15 12.6 16 13.7
 40-49 17 14.3 22 18.8
 50-59 40 33.6 37 31.6
 60-65 18 15.1 18 15.4
Non-white race 61 51.3 63 53.9
Less than high school or General Educational Development diploma 13 10.9 24 20.5
Hospitalized within the past year 70 58.8 71 60.7
First-listed diagnosis for the current hospitalization     
 Injury and poisoninga 9 7.6 6 5.1
 Factors influencing health status and contact with health professionalsb 10 8.4 2 1.7
 Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditionsc 15 12.6 20 17.1
Live in a block group with any permitted swine 47 39.5 58 49.6
Live on a farm with animals 4 3.4 5 4.3
  1. aFirst-listed diagnosis for the current hospitalization corresponded to International Disease Classification, 9th edition codes 800-999.
  2. bFirst-listed diagnosis for the current hospitalization corresponded to International Disease Classification, 9th edition codesV01-V89.
  3. cFirst-listed diagnosis for the current hospitalization corresponded to International Disease Classification, 9th edition codes 780-799.