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Volume 19, Number 11—November 2013

Transmissibility of Livestock-associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

David J. HetemComments to Author , Martin C.J. Bootsma, Annet Troelstra, and Marc J.M. Bonten
Author affiliations: University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands (D.J. Hetem, M.C.J. Bootsma, A. Troelstra, M.J.M. Bonten); University of Utrecht, Utrecht (M.C.J. Bootsma)

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Table 2

Characteristics of index case-patients with LA-MRSA and other MRSA genotypes*

Characteristic LA-MRSA,
n = 40 Other MRSA,
n = 101 p value
RA (95% CI) 0.12 (0.03–0.30) 0.52 (0.38–0.69) NA
Age, y 56 52 0.337
Male, no. (%) 33 (83) 57 (56) 0.004
Length of stay (median), d 13 10 0.222
Days not in isolation (median) 5 6 0.503

*LA-MRSA: livestock-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus; RA, single-admission reproduction number; NA, not applicable.

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