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Table 1 Demographic data and clinical characteristics of the study population

From: The strength of coughing may forecast the likelihood of spread of multi-drug resistant microorganisms from the respiratory tract of colonized patients

  Cough plates- outcome (growth/no growth) Total n = 128
Variables growth no growth n (%)
(n = 23) (n = 105)
Gender    
  Male 14 52 66 (51.6)
  Female 9 53 62 (48.4)
Age   
Median (IQR) 66 (53-72) years  
  ≤65 years 13 50 63 (49.2)
  >65 years 10 55 65 (50.8)
Microorganism    
  MRSA 10 41 51 (39.8)
  VRE 4 31 35 (27.3)
  ESBL 9 33 42 (32.8)
Strength of cough    
  Strong 21 67 88 (68.8)
  Weak 2 38 40 (31.3)