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Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005

Methicillin-resistant–Staphylococcus aureus Hospitalizations, United States

Matthew J. Kuehnert*, Holly A. Hill*, Benjamin A. Kupronis*, Jerome I. Tokars*, Steven L. Solomon*, and Daniel B. Jernigan*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 3

Staphylococcus aureus–related hospitalizations, United States, 1999–2000, by patient age*

Age (y) Discharge diagnosis
S. aureus (%) S. aureus rate† MR (%) MRSA rate† MRSA RR (95% CI)
<14 6.7 8.08 16.2 1.31 Referent
15–44 19.6 5.69 29.3 1.67 1.2 (0.94–1.6)
45–64 23.1 9.74 39.1 3.81 2.9 (2.2–3.8)
>65 50.6 11.76 54.1 6.36 4.8 (3.7–6.2)

*MR, methicillin resistant; MRSA, methicillin-resistant S. aureus; RR, relative risk; CI, confidence interval.
†Rate, hospitalizations with S. aureus or MRSA-related discharge diagnoses per 10,000 discharges.

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