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Volume 11, Number 8—August 2005

Research

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Hawaii, 2000–2002

Fenfang Li*Comments to Author , Sarah Y. Park†, Tracy L. Ayers†, F. DeWolfe Miller*, Ralph MacFadden†, Michele Nakata†, Myra Ching Lee†, and Paul V. Effler†
Author affiliations: *University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; †Hawaii Department of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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Table 1

Distribution of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates by patient group and clinical setting in Hawaii

Year Patient group Outpatients
Inpatients
No. S. aureus No. (%) MRSA Contributing to total MRSA (%) No. S. aureus No. (%) MRSA Contributing to total MRSA (%)
2000 Total 7,633 1,557 (20)* 2,330 842 (36)*
Pediatric 1,593 384 (24) 25 216 65 (30) 8
Adult 6,040 1,173 (19) 75 2,114 777 (37) 92
2001 Total 7,543 1,495 (20)* 2,661 997 (37)*
Pediatric 1,401 302 (22) 20 249 53 (21) 5
Adult 6,142 1,193 (19) 80 2,412 944 (39) 95
2002 Total 8,374 2,083 (25)* 2,941 1,232 (42)*
Pediatric 1,577 406 (26) 19 250 85 (34) 7
Adult 6,797 1,677 (25) 81 2,691 1,147 (43) 93

*p<0.001, by chi-square test for trend for outpatient and inpatient settings.

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