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Predicting High Prevalence of Community Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains in Nursing Homes

Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, California.
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (Impact Factor: 3.94). 03/2013; 34(3):325-6. DOI: 10.1086/669519
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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 CA-MRSA percentage was 22% (range, 0%-44%). In multivariate models, carriage was associated with age less than 65 years (odds ratio, 1.2; [Formula: see text]) and Hispanic ethnicity (odds ratio, 1.2; [Formula: see text]). Interventions are needed to target CA-MRSA.

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