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Table 2 Incidence of hospitalized (IP) CO-MRSA infections by site of infection and for various regions, calculated using published numbers of infections over defined time periods

From: Incidence of community onset MRSA in Australia: least reported where it is Most prevalent

Region Population size used in calculations Data collection period Incidence (/100000 person-years) References Demographic factors
Total Total IP IP SSTI LRTI BSI (1° and 2°) % Indigenous [47] % Living in remote areas [48] % Living in area with lowest IRSD decile [49]
Top End 176,000 [15] 2006–7   81     [15] 26 28 20
Queensland 4,500,000 [13] 2005–11 95.5 26 22.8 2.8 3.7 [13, 35] 4 3 9
Alice Springs 51,000 [28] 2005–6,14 388 329 184 31 20 [28, 50] 43 100 33
Hunter - New England 752,952 [20, 51] 2008–14 146      [20, 52] 5 0.3 11
Perth – Fremantle 470,389 [53, 54] 1997–2007   6.1 2.1 1.1 4.2 [8, 19] 2 0.02 2
ACT 370,000 [33] 2000–8      2 [33] 2 0 1
Regional Victoria 617,692 [55] 2004–5   3.8     [18, 46] 2 0.4 11
Victoria NS 2009–13      > 1.6 [18] 1 0.1 9
Tasmania 489,958 [55, 56] 2008–14 44     1 [32, 46] 4 2 17