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Table 1 Comparison of EMRSA-15 and Aus2/3-EMRSA outbreaks

From: Increased EMRSA-15 health-care worker colonization demonstrated in retrospective review of EMRSA hospital outbreaks

  EMRSA-15 Aus2/3 P value
Number of outbreaks 10 7 NA
Median duration of outbreaks (range) 50 days (22–128) 52 days (20–392) 0.69
Median number of patients screened (range) 106 (39–338) 124 (103–137) 0.59
Median number of HCWs screened (range) 125 (72–330) 159 (120–288) 0.30
Median number of patients colonized (range) 7 (3–20) 11 (5–26) 0.07
Median percent of patients colonized (range) 6.69 (1.12-15.09) 8.87 (4.76-20.63) 0.27
Median number of HCWs colonized (range) 4 (0–15) 2 (1–3) 0.013
Median percent of HCW colonized (range) 3.36 (0–5.52) 0.81 (0.56-2.17) 0.013