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Table 3 Distribution of spa types among MRSA isolates in 2016–207

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

Spa types 2016 2017 Total p-value
No. % No. % No. %
t688 240 10.4 307 12.6 547 23 ≤ 0.05
t304 211 9.1 217 8.9 428 18  
t860 190 8.2 204 8.4 394 16.6  
t127 151 6.5 155 6.4 306 12.9  
t044 132 5.7 98 4 230 9.7 ≤ 0.05
t311 124 5.3 119 4.9 243 10.2  
t002 103 4.4 78 3.2 181 7.6 ≤ 0.05
t223 94 4 90 3.7 184 7.7  
t267 65 2.8 68 2.8 133 5.6  
t019 58 2.5 58 2.3 116 4.8  
t3841 54 2.3 44 1.8 98 4.1  
t084 38 1.6 55 2.2 93 3.8  
t852 35 1.5 24 0.99 59 2.49  
t945 33 1.4 21 0.86 54 2.26  
t105 27 1.17 20 0.82 47 1.99  
t032 26 1.12 19 0.78 45 1.9  
t657 24 1 23 0.95 47 1.95  
t359 18 0.78 32 1.3 50 2.08  
t786 17 0.73 8 0.33 25 1.06  
t16187 15 0.65 11 0.45 26 1.1  
t008 14 0.6 21 0.86 35 1.46  
t037 14 0.6 11 0.45 25 1.05  
t018 12 0.52 4 0.16 16 0.68  
t021 12 0.52 14 0.57 26 1.09  
t701 12 0.52 7 0.28 19 0.8  
t11822 11 0.47 5 0.2 16 0.67  
t421 11 0.47 17 0.7 28 1.17  
t315 10 0.43 12 0.49 22 0.92  
t535 10 0.43 11 0.45 21 0.88  
ND 7 0.3 111 4.5 118 4.8  
  1. Spa types detected in < 10 isolates: t024, t463, t1200, t2121, t5708, t026, t7011, t10659, t13697, t17282, t985, t4407, t2849, t045, t5634, t1339, t2518, t680, t068, t7139, t10795, t14230, t17649, t5562, t454, t310, t12219, t790, t16360, t2720, t7200, t086, t729, t10888, t1427, t1816, t5608, t4557, t3175, t1247, t9228, t16861, t279, t7348, t088, t7342, t1120, t14392, t1830, t5673, t4565, t3379, t1309, t9867, t17330, t3107, t8731, t091, t7358, t11288, t14838, t186, t570, t4867, t3562, t132, t012, t1752, t3235, t878, t094, t7466, t114, t15181, t2164, t5704, t4892, t3782, t2526, t062, t17556, t334, t902, t10028, t747, t11714, t15435, t217, t578, t4955, t3825, t4019, t10002, t177, t345, t934, t10094, t774, t118, t16302, t2177, t582, t4981, t3967, t442, t10892, t189, t4018, t954, t10234, t777, t11836, t16470, t2235, t605, t5045, t398, t4549, t975, t203, t425, t9606, t10306, t8369, t121, t16606, t2413, t6071, t5146, t416, t1062, t9042, t1317, t17117, t258, t1034, t853, t122, t16877, t242, t622, t525, t422, t17281, t9207, t681, t17275, t2658, t10347, t8657, t12413, t16945, t2467, t6584, t537, t4336, t2790, t9448, t6845, t17279, t2672, t10395, t8962, t12743, t16946, t2529, t6675, t5414, t437, t10422, t903, t13158, t17084, t2571, t6769, t547, t4403, t046, t1154, t1198, t1215, t138, t16185, t1839, t2601, t3364, t362, t4326, t8154, t010, t014, t1028, t11863, t1252, t131, t14228, t14700, t1548, t16182, t16186, t16202, t1977, t211, t2393, t3012, t3243, t3387, t355, t3896, t4045, t4724, t521, t5485, t579, t639, t693, t8221, t845, t8506, t9673, t004, t016, t034, t050, t067, t10116, t10118, t1039, t10405, t1081, t10836, t11113, t11206, t11462, t1147, t1175, t11901, t12068, t12236, t12398, t12537, t13429, t13699, t1379, t14090, t144, t1476, t1504, t15069, t15224, t1556, t15778, t15801, t1588, t1593, t16181, t1635, t16361, t16373, t16468, t16486, t16549, t16578, t16579, t16604, t16605, t16901, t16903, t16904, t16905, t1836, t1855, t190, t1965, t1991, t214, t2251, t228, t253, t2622, t2734, t2770, t2802, t2933, t3010, t3092, t3196, t321, t324, t325, t330, t3494, t3651, t4223, t4224, t4359, t450, t504, t527, t541, t5593, t5772, t586, t591, t5994, t6258, t6670, t6693, t6827, t711, t713, t743, t7604, t7623, t7656, t7685, t779, t8009, t8166, t8168, t8348, t8934, t899, t9231, t9434, t948, t9638