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Table 2 Association of Students’ S. aureus carriage with demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage among pre-clinical and clinical medical students in a Tanzanian University

Variable S. aureus carriage p value
Yes (N = 66) n (%) No (N = 248) n (%)  
Age
 Median (IQR) 24.5 (23–28)a 24 (22–26.5)a 0.1323
Gender
 Male 43 (65.2) 175 (70.6) 0.396
 Female 23 (34.8) 73 (29.4)
Course
 MD 57 (86.4) 214 (86.3) 0.988
 BMLS 9 (13.6) 34 (13.7)
Clinical
 Yes 33 (50.0) 115 (46.4) 0.600
 No 33 (50.0) 133 (53.5)
Antibiotic useb
 Yes 6 (9.1) 30 (12.1) 0.496
 No 60 (90.9) 218 (87.9)
Hospital admissionc
 Yes 1 (1.5) 6 (2.4) 0.548
 No 65 (98.5) 242 (97.6)
Exposure to SSTIs
 Yes 0 (0.0) 3 (1.2) 0.491
 No 66 (100) 245 (98.8)
  1. MD Doctor of medicine, BMLS Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences, SSTIs skin and soft tissue infections
  2. aContinuous variable
  3. bIn the past 2 weeks
  4. cIn the past 3 months