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Table 1 Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) among patients receiving hemodialysis in Taiwan, stratified by patients receiving individual survey or both surveys

From: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage among patients receiving hemodialysis in Taiwan: prevalence rate, molecular characterization and de-colonization

Colonization CGMH YMH Total
  Individual Both Individual Both Individual Both
Subject No. of 1 st sampling 116 104 129 129 245 233
 MSSA 14 (12.1) 12 (11.5) 16 (12.4) 16 (12.4) 30 (12.2) 28 (12)
 MRSA 6 (5.2) 6 (5.8) 3 (2.3) 3 (2.3) 9 (3.7) 9 (3.9)
Subject No. of 2 nd sampling 149 104 135 129 284 233
 MSSA 17 (11.4) 10 (9.6) 17 (12.6) 17 (13.2) 34 (12.0) 27 (11.6)
 MRSA 5 (3.4) 3 (2.9) 6 (4.4) 5 (3.9) 11 (3.9) 8 (3.4)
Total No. of samplings 265a 104b 264a 129b 529a 233b
 MSSA 31 (11.7) 13c (12.5) 33 (12.5) 24c (18.6) 64 (12.1) 37c (15.9)
 MRSA 11 (4.2) 8c (7.7) 9 (3.4) 8c (6.2) 20 (3.8) 16c (6.9)
  1. CGMH: Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, YMH: Yang Ming Hospital, aby samplings number, bby subjects number, cat least one positive specimen.
  2. No significant difference was found for carriage rate of MSSA or MRSA between two hospitals by Fisher’s exact test.