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Table 1 Distribution of the healthcare workers by profession and presence of MRSA/MRSE

From: Molecular epidemiology of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus species in healthcare workers of a blood bank in the Brazilian Amazon

Profession n % MRSA MRSE
n % P-value n % P-value
Physician 13 5.8 0 0 0.616 2a 4.4 0.291
Biochemist 16 6.3 0 0 0.549 1 2.2 0.184
Nurse 15 6.8 1 11.1 0.429 2 4.4 0.481
Nursing technician 21 9.3 0 0 0.451 12a 26.8 0.001
Nursing assistant 2 0.9 0 0 0.930 1 2.2 0.325
Lab technician 24 10.8 1 11.1 0.601 4 8.9 0.571
Hemotherapy technician 53 23.6 5a 55.6 0.091 a 15.6 0.112
Administrative staff 48 21.3 0 0 0.142 4 8.9 0.037
Social worker 5 2.3 0 0 0.833 3a 6.7 0.217
Biomedic 5 2.3 1 11.1 0.167 1 2.2 0.628
Ambulance driver 4 1.8 0 0 0.864 1 2.2 0.546
Psychologist 3 1.4 0 0 0.897 1 2.2 0.446
Physiotherapist 3 1.3 0 0 0.897 1 2.2 0.446
Cleaning staff 3 1.3 0 0 0.897 3a 6.7 0.082
Librarian 2 0.9 0 0 0.930 0 2.2 0.675
Lawyer 2 0.9 0 0 0.930 0 0 0.675
Pharmacist 1 0.5 0 0 0.964 0 0 0.822
Dentist 1 0.5 0 0 0.964 0 0 0.822
Biologist 1 0.5 0 0 0.964 1 2.2 0.178
Chemist 1 0.5 0 0 0.964 0 0 0.822
Administrator 1 0.5 1 11.1 0.036 0 0 0.822
Statistician 1 0.5 0 0 0.964 1 2.2 0.178
Total 225 100 8 100 40
  1. aThese participants had two positive samples