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Table 3 Risk factors associated with MRSA colonization during the study period

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

Associated factor MRSA p-
  carriers value
No. (%)
Age group 20-29 7 (5.9) 0.13
30-39 6 (5.1)
40-49 2 (1.7)
50-59 0 (0)
Sex Female 5 (4.2) 0.128
Male 10 (8.5)
Ward/ department Medical 2 (1.7) 0.960
Surgical 4 (3.4)
Pediatrics 2 (1.7)
Gyn-Obs 1 (0.8)
Laboratory 1 (0.8)
OPD 3 (2.5)
Pharmacy 0 (0)
X-ray 0 (0)
ART-clinic 2 (1.7)
Emergency 0 (0)
Profession/ occupation Doctors 1 (0.8) 0.309
Nurses 11 (9.3)
Midwives 0 (0)
Technicians 1 (0.8)
Students 2 (1.7)
Pharmacist 0 (0)
Radiologist 0 (0)
No. of years in service or practice ≤ 5 9 (7.6) 2.66
> 5 6 (5.1)
Hand washing habit Always 4 (3.4) 0.184
Sometimes 11(9.3)
Rarely 0 (0)
Habit of cleaning contaminated surfaces/tables Always 6 (5.1) 0.079
Sometimes 9 (7.6)
Rarely 0 (0)