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Volume 11, Number 8—August 2005

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 2

Specimen sources of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from pediatric and adult patients by clinical setting, Hawaii, 2000–2002

Pediatric outpatients (%) Pediatric inpatients (%) Adult outpatients (%) Adult inpatients (%)*
Specimen sources n = 1,086 n = 199 n = 4,012 n = 2,829
Wound 95 72 80 46
Sputum 0 1 4 29
Urine 2 2 7 8
Blood 0 4 4 7
Other† 3 21 5 9

*Total percentage may not equal 100% because of rounding.
†Includes medical devices, respiratory swabs, gynecologic specimens, stool, synovial fluid, and gallbladder specimens.

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