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Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005

Research

Methicillin-resistant–Staphylococcus aureus Hospitalizations, United States

Matthew J. Kuehnert*, Holly A. Hill*, Benjamin A. Kupronis*, Jerome I. Tokars*, Steven L. Solomon*, and Daniel B. Jernigan*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Staphylococcus aureus–related hospitalizations, United States, 1999–2000, by geographic region*

Region Discharge diagnosis
S. aureus (%) S. aureus rate† MR (%) MRSA rate†
West 17.4 9.04 31.4 2.84
Northeast 20.5 8.51 41.3 3.52
Midwest 22.6 9.06 43.5 3.94
South 39.5 9.58 46.5 4.45

*MR, methicillin resistant; MRSA, methicillin-resistant S. aureus.
†Rate, hospitalizations with S. aureus– or MRSA–related discharge diagnoses per 1,000 discharges.

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