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Table 2 Percentages of S. aureus (SA) and MRSA isolates in relationship with hospital’s wards/departments

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

Ward/ No of samples MRSA (%) SA (%)
department (n=118) (n=15) (n=34)
Medical 18 2 (50) 4 (22.2)
Surgical 20 4 (57.1) 7 (35.0)
Pediatrics 14 2 (40) 5 (35.7)
Gyn-Obs 13 1 (25) 4 (30.8)
Laboratory 8 1 (50) 2 (25.0)
OPD 22 3 (50) 6 (27.3)
Pharmacy 5 0 (0.0) 1 (20.0)
X-ray 3 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
ART clinic 12 2 (50) 4 (33.3)
Emergency 3 0 (0.0) 1 (33.3)