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Association between Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization and Infection May Not Differ by Age Group

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Adebola O. Ajao
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Anthony D. Harris
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
J. Kristie Johnson
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Mary-Claire Roghmann
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, Maryland
Eli N. Perencevich
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
Marin L. Schweizer
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
Min Zhan
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Wilbur H. Chen
Affiliation:
Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, Maryland
Jon P. Furuno*
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Oregon State University /Oregon Health and Science University College of Pharmacy, Portland, Oregon
*
OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, 3303 SW Bond Avenue, CH12C, Portland, OR 97239 (furuno@ohsu.edu)

Abstract

We assessed whether age modified the association between methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) anterior nares colonization and subsequent infection. Among 7,405 patients (9,511 admissions), MRSA colonization was significantly associated with infection (adjusted odds ratio, 13.7 [95% confidence interval, 7.325.7]) but did not differ significantly by age group.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2013

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