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Table 1 Patient demographic data by S. aureus intestinal colonization status

From: Prevalence and molecular characterization of Staphylococcus aureus from human stool samples

  Carriers n = 58 Non-carriers n = 567 P Total n = 621
Age (Mean years ± Std. dev.) 51.2 (±20.4) 51.6 (±18.9) 0.897 51.6 (±19.0)
Sex
 Male 24 (41.4%) 277 (49.2%)   301 (48.5%)
 Female 34 (58.6%) 286 (50.8%) 0.256 320 (51.5%)
Race/ Ethnicity
 Caucasian 52 (89.7%) 508 (90.2%)   560 (90.2%)
 African American 2 (3.5%) 24 (4.3%)   26 (4.2%)
 Hispanic or Latino 3 (5.2%) 8 (1.4%)   11 (1.8%)
 Othera 1 (1.7%) 24 (4.2%) 0.486 25 (4.0%)
Visit Type
 Inpatient 44 (75.9%) 443 (78.7%)   487 (78.4%)
 Outpatient 13 (22.4%) 113 (20.1%)   126 (20.3%)
 Housed outpatientb 1 (1.7%) 7 (1.2%) 0.865 8 (1.3%)
Length of Stay (Mean days ± Std. dev.) 21.7 (±51.7) 15.2 (± 25.1) 0.992 15.8 (± 28.6)
  1. aOther includes American Indian or Alaskan Natives, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, as well as individuals who declined to provide a race or ethnicity
  2. bHoused outpatient refers to patients being held for observation