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Table 2 Distribution of SCCmec types among MRSA isolates in 2016–2017

From: Antibiotic resistance and typing of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones in Kuwait hospitals, 2016–2017

SCCmec types 2016 2017 Total p-value
No. % No. % No. %
I 1 0.04 3 0.1 4 0.08  
II 14 0.6 10 0.4 24 0.5  
III 291 13 282 11.7 573 12.1  
IV 1148 50 1077 44.5 2225 47.0 ≤ 0.05
V 701 30 708 29 1409 29.8  
VI 170 7 273 11.2 443 9.3 ≤ 0.05
IV + V 12 0.5 22 1 34 0.7  
ND 46 2 46 0.9