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Table 1 Results of the analysis of S. aureus and S. epidermidis carriers among podiatrists

From: Prevalence of Staphylococcus spp. nasal colonization among doctors of podiatric medicine and associated risk factors in Spain

Variable Category N total (%) S. aureus S. epidermidis
MSSA P MRSA P MRSE P
N %   N %   N %  
SEX Female 156 (65) 30 19.2   2 1.2   29 8.6  
Male 83 (35) 25 30.1 0.0569 1 1.3 0.9593 28 33.7 0.0089
AGE ≤35 157 (65.7) 33 21.0   1 0.7   28 17.8  
36 to 49 69 (28.9) 17 24.6   2 3.9   24 34.7  
≥50 13 (5.4) 5 38.5 0.3318 0 0.0 0.3408 5 38.5 0.0101
Years of Podiatry Experience ≤ 5 80 (33.5) 17 21.3   1 1.2   10 12.5  
6 to 14 103 (43.1) 21 20.3   1 1.0   25 24.2  
≥ 15 56 (23.4) 17 29.8 0.3254 1 1.8 0.9074 22 39.3 0.0015
Use of a protection mask Yes 216 (90.4) 51 23.6   3 1.4   53 24.5  
No 23 (9.6) 4 17.4 0.5005 0 0.0 0.5695 4 17.4 0.4446
Use of gloves Yes 237 (99.1) 55 23.2   3 1.3   57 24.0  
No 2 (0.8) 0 0.0 0.4375 0 0.0 0.8728 0 0.0 0.4267
Use of an aspiration system Yes 171 (71.5) 33 19.3   2 1.2   44 25.7  
No 68 (28.5) 22 32.3 0.0305 1 1.5 0.8504 13 19.1 0.2791
Concomitant disease a 187 (78) 39 20.8 0.1330 3 1.6 0.3580 51 27.3 0.0185
b 0 (0.0) 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
c 38 (16) 14 36.8 0.0272 0 0.0 0.4485 5 13.2 0.1795
d 1 (0.4) 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
e 9 (3.7) 2 22.2 0.9542 0 0.0 0.0870 1 11.0 0.3607
b,d 2 (0.8) 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
b,e 1 (0.4) 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
d,e 1 (0.4) 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
  1. ABREVIATIONS: (a) no disease; (b) diabetes; (c) respiratory disease; (d) immunosuppresive disease; (e) infectious disease