Predicting high prevalence of community methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus strains in nursing homes

Courtney R. Murphy, Lyndsey O. Hudson, Brian G. Spratt, Victor Quan, Diane Kim, Ellena Peterson, Grace Tan, Kaye Evans, Hildy Meyers, Michele Cheung, Bruce Y. Lee, Dana B. Mukamel, Mark C. Enright, Matthew Whealon, Susan S. Huang

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Abstract

We assessed characteristics associated with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) carriage among residents of 22 nursing homes. Of MRSA-positive swabs, 25% (208/824) were positive for CA-MRSA. Median facility CAMRSA percentage was 22% (range, 0%-44%). In multivariate models, carriage was associated with age less than 65 years (odds ratio, 1.2; P <.001) and Hispanic ethnicity (odds ratio, 1.2; Pp.006). Interventions are needed to target CA-MRSA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-328
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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