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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections


The Changing Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus?

Henry F. ChambersComments to Author 
Author affiliation: University of California San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, USA

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Table 2

Estimated prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in U.S. hospitals and publicationsa pertaining to community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus

Hospital prevalence Total no. No. of articles No. of articles
Years  rate (%)  of articles pertaining to children pertaining to other groups
1996-1999 40 29 8 3 (seniors, rugby team, wrestlers)
1991-1995 28 10 0 0
1986-1990 20 5 1 0
1981-1985 5 5 0 4 (addicts)
1976-1980 <5 0 0 0

aIdentified by Medline search.

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