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Table 1 Clinical features of the HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA strains

From: Molecular epidemiology and characteristic of virulence gene of community-acquired and hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in Sun Yat-sen Memorial hospital, Guangzhou, Southern China

Characteristic CA-MRSA HA-MRSA P-value
(n = 23) (n = 39)
n(%) n(%)
Sex
 Male 11(47.8) 24(61.5) 0.427
 Female 12(52.2) 15(38.5)
Age
  ~ 18 5(21.7) 3(7.7) 0.149
 19-60 11(47.8) 16(41.0)
  > 60 7(30.4) 20(51.3)
Season
 Mar. ~May 9(39.1) 1(2.6) 0.001
 Jul. ~Aug. 2(8.7) 14(35.9)
 Sep. ~Nov. 7(30.4) 15(38.5)
 Dec. ~Feb. 5(21.7) 9(23.1)
Clinical source
 Skin lesion 15(65.2) 16(41.0) 0.001
 Pus 5(21.7) 1(2.6)
 Sputa 2(8.7) 22(56.4)
 Bone 1(4.3) 0(0)
Type of infection
 Infection of skin and soft tissue 20(87.0) 11(28.2) <0.001
 Pneumonia 2(8.7) 22(56.4)
 Infection of the surgical site 0(0) 6(15.4)
 Infection of bone and joint 1(4.3) 0(0)
Underline disease
 None 11(47.8) 13(33.3) 0.147
 Diabetes 5(21.7) 5(12.8)
 Hypertension 6(26.1) 9(23.1)
 Tumor 0(0) 4(10.3)
 Brain injury 1(4.3) 10(25.6)
 Other 2(8.6) 6(15.4)
Outcomes
 Relapse 5(21.7) 9(23.1) 0.809
 Improvement 17(73.9) 25(64.1)
 Death within 1 month 1(49.4) 3(7.7)