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Table 1 Distribution of S. aureus and MRSA carriage among the different professions

From: Nasal carriage rate of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Dessie Referral Hospital Health Care Workers; Dessie, Northeast Ethiopia

Profession/ No S. aureus MRSA (n=15)
occupation sampled (n=34)  
No (%) No (%) Total % (n=118)
Doctors 8 3 (37.5) 1 (12.5) 0.85
Nurses 52 18 (34.6) 11 (21.2) 9.3
Midwives 9 2 (22.2) 0 (0.0) 0.0
Technicians 8 2 (25.0) 1 (12.5) 0.85
Nurse Students 33 8 (24.2) 2 (6.1) 1.7
Pharmacist 5 1 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 0.0
Radiologist 3 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0.0