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Table 1 Characteristics of 309 patients with community-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections

From: Fusidic acid and clindamycin resistance in community-associated, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in children of Central Greece

Characteristic MSSA MRSA P
  n = 129 n = 180  
Age, years    
All patients    
   median (range) 4.5 (0.02 - 14) 1.7 (0.02 - 14)  
   mean ± SD 4.8 ± 4.0 2.7 ± 3.0 < 0.001
   Inpatients 52 99  
median (range) 2.4 (0.02 - 14) 1.2 (0.02 - 14)  
mean ± SD 4.3 ± 4.5 2.5 ± 3.1 0.005
   Outpatients 77 81  
median (range) 5.0 (0.04 - 13) 2.0 (0.04 - 11)  
mean ± SD 5.2 ± 3.5 3.1 ± 2.9 < 0.001
Male gender 70 (54.3)a 88 (48.9) 0.359
Season    
   June - November 97 (75.2) 125 (69.4) 0.306
Hospitalization 52 (40.3) 99 (55.0) 0.011
  1. anumber in parentheses is percent, unless otherwise indicated.