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Table 1 Distribution of clinical Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolates from pediatric patients in Chang Gung Memorial hospital from 2004 to 2012

From: Clinical features and molecular characteristics of childhood community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a medical center in northern Taiwan, 2012

Year All isolates, No. (%) Community-associated, No. (%)
S. aurues MRSA S. aurues MRSA
2004.7–2005.6 [8] 357 173 (48.5) 183 102 (55.7)
2006 246 167 (67.9)   
2007 313 217 (69.3)   
2008 265 172 (64.9) 142 89 (62.7)
2009 165 101 (61.2)   
2010 183 122 (66.7)   
2011 140 97 (69.3)   
2012 409 260 (63.6)# 280 181 (64.6)*
Total 2078 1309 (63.0)   
  1. *the rate significantly increased from 2004 to 2005 to 2012, p = 0.034
  2. #the rate significantly increased from 2004 to 2005 to 2012, p < 0.001