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Table 3 Relative distribution of MRSA among S. aureus isolates from patients of different sex, age group and ward type

From: Antimicrobial resistance profile of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from patients with infection at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Characteristics of source of isolates No. S. aureus No. MRSA (%) X2 p = value
Sex
 Male 42 28(66.7) 0.12 0.87
 Female 37 26(70.3)   
Age in years
 < 11 16 12(75)   
 11–20 25 16(64) 2.5 0.65
 21–30 18 12(66.7)   
 31–40 12 7(58.3)   
 ≥ 41 8 7(87.5)   
Ward type
 General surgical 8 8(100) 15.02 0.001
 Orthopedic 15 15(100)   
 ENT 56 31(54.4)