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Volume 13, Number 12—December 2007

Research

Hospitalizations and Deaths Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, United States, 1999–2005

Eili Klein*, David L. Smith†, and Ramanan Laxminarayan*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Resources for the Future, Washington DC, USA; †National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA;

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Table 2

Hospitalizations and rates of infections with Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) by region and year, United States*

Region 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Northeast 8.42 (3.58) 8.61 (3.9) 10.01 (4.9) 10.62 (5.22) 11.25 (5.65) 11.07 (5.84) 11.59 (6.12)
Midwest 8.53 (3.84) 9.59 (4.53) 9.8 (4.84) 9.33 (4.8) 9.65 (5.04) 11.29 (6.54) 12.47 (7.23)
South 9.71 (4.63) 9.44 (4.68) 10.14 (5.33) 11.17 (6.15) 12.5 (7.25) 13.46 (8.21) 14.77 (9.31)
West 9.75 (3.15) 8.33 (3.14) 10.85 (4.61) 11.05 (4.98) 11.57 (5.87) 13.75 (7.39) 15.84 (8.55)

*Rates are no. hospitalizations with S. aureus MRSA–related discharge diagnoses/1,000 discharges. Values in parentheses are rates for MRSA.

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