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Table 1 Background characteristics of the study sample

From: A qualitative study examining the impact of multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) carriage on the daily lives of carriers and parents of carriers with experiences of hospital precautionary measures

Number of participants Adult carriers 12 (+ 3 spouses)
Parents of carriers 3 (4 children)
Age (of adult carriers) Mean (range) 61.7 (42–75)
Gender Male (including 1 father) 4
Female (including 2 mothers) 11
MDRO MRSA 5
LA-MRSA 3
E.coli 1
K.pneumonia & E.coli 1
A.baumannii & S.marcescens 1
E.coli & P.mirabilis 1
Children with MRSA 3 interviews (4 children)
Comorbidity Cancer 5
Cardiovascular disease 2
Diabetes, cardiovascular disease 1
Respiratory disease 1
Muscle disease 1
Incomplete spinal cord injury 1
Kidney stones 1
Cleft lip (children) 2
None (children) 1 interview (2 siblings)
  1. There were 15 interviews with 12 MDRO carriers (+ 3 spouses) and three parents of MDRO carriers