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Table 4 Univariate analysis of demographic and admission data of entry screening (n = 2257)

From: Review of a two-year methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening program and cost-effectiveness analysis in Singapore

  MRSA positive on admission, [n = 273 (%)a] MRSA negative on admission, [n = 1984 (%)a] OR (95 % CI) p value
Demographics
 Age, median (range) 61 (18–97) 46 (13–109) 1.04 (1.03–1.05) <0.001
 ≥ 65 years 118 (43.2) 323 (16.3) 3.91 (2.96–5.16) <0.001
 < 65 years 155 (56.8) 1661 (83.7) 1.0  
Gender
 Male 178 (65.2) 1420 (71.6) 0.74 (0.57–0.98) 0.03
 Female 95 (34.8) 564 (28.4) 1.0  
Ethnicity
 Chinese 210 (76.9) 1410 (71.1) 1.36 (1.00–1.86) 0.04
 Malay 35 (12.8) 238 (12.0) 1.08 (0.72–1.58) 0.70
 Indian 19 (7.0) 181 (9.1) 0.74 (0.43–1.22) 0.24
 Others 9 (3.3) 155 (7.8) 0.40 (0.18–0.80) 0.007
Patient groups
 HIV 97 (35.5) 816 (41.1) 0.79 (0.60–1.03) 0.077
 Dermatology 162 (59.3) 662 (33.4) 2.91 (2.23–3.81) <0.001
 Infectious disease 14 (5.1) 506 (25.5) 0.16 (0.08–0.27) <0.001
  1. aUnless otherwise indicated