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Table 3 Associations with MRSA colonisation

From: Colonisation with pathogenic drug-resistant bacteria and Clostridioides difficile among residents of residential care facilities in Cape Town, South Africa: a cross-sectional prevalence study

 Colonised (n = 13)Not colonised (n = 139)Prevalence of MRSA (%)P-value
Facility    
 Facility 16 (46.2)55 (39.6)9.80.167
 Facility 25 (38.5)78 (56.1)6.0 
 Facility 32 (15.4)6 (4.3)25.0 
Time in facility, months20.9 (17.3–36.4)44.2 (17.6–76.7)NA0.042
Frail care resident8 (61.5)50 (36.0)13.00.070
Any incontinence5 (38.5)57 (41.0)8.10.858
Hospital exposure in last 6 months2 (15.4)39 (28.1)4.90.325
Systemic antibiotic exposure last 3 months3 (25.0)35 (25.6)7.90.967
Previous positive culture from a clinical specimena4 (50)b33 (40.2)c10.80.592
Mobility status (bedbound/chair bound)5 (38.5)32 (23.0)13.50.215
Katz score: median5.5 (4–6)6 (3–6)NA0.766
Dementia4 (30.8)41 (29.5)8.90.923
Charlson index score1 (0–2)1 (0–2)NA0.848
Currently using PPI3 (23.1)10 (76.9)8.10.701
  1. Data are median (IQR) or n (percent). PPI Proton pump inhibitor
  2. a. Includes microbiological evidence of S. aureus, Enterobacteriaceae, C. difficile
  3. b. n = 8
  4. c. n = 82