Table 2

Prevalence of MRSA and C. difficile contamination of surfaces that tested positive at least once
Pathogen Hospital Overall total prevalence (95% CI; n)
A B C
Prevalence (95% CI; n) Prevalence (95% CI; n) Prevalence (95% CI; n)
MRSA 20.5% (12.6-30.4; 18/88) 30.8% (19.9-43.4; 20/65) 47.3% (33.7-61.2; 26/55) 30.8% (24.6-37.5; 64/208)
Clostridium difficile 7.3% (2.7-15.2; 6/82) 3.4% (0.4-11.7; 2/59) 10% (3.3-21.4; 5/50) 6.8% (3.7-11.4; 13/191)

CI: confidence interval.

n: number of samples.

Faires et al.

Faires et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:290   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-290

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