Table 8

Based on the multivariable logistic regression model, significant model-based contrasts between surfaces contaminated with MRSA
Surfaces OR 95% CI P-value
Chair back versus Computer keyboard 3.94 1.12-13.86 0.032
Chair back versus Patient chart 5.22 1.06-25.63 0.042
Hand rail versus Computer keyboard 6.35 1.38-29.15 0.017
Hand rail versus Nursing station (air) 12.25 1.18-127.21 0.036
Hand rail versus Patient chart 8.40 1.39-50.97 0.021
Isolation cart versus Computer keyboard 5.33 1.07-26.44 0.041
Isolation cart versus Patient chart 7.05 1.09-45.62 0.040
Sofa versus Blood pressure machine 8.15 1.55-42.81 0.013
Sofa versus Chair back 3.28 1.05-10.24 0.041
Sofa versus Computer keyboard 12.92 2.97-56.25 0.001
Sofa versus Elevator panel 7.51 1.43-39.55 0.017
Sofa versus Linen 6.39 1.51-27.12 0.012
Sofa versus Nursing station (air) 24.91 2.51-247.15 0.006
Sofa versus Othera 3.99 1.38-11.52 0.011
Sofa versus Patient chart 17.09 2.95-99.12 0.002
Sofa versus Telephone 14.85 1.55-142.79 0.019

a Surfaces include: antibacterial wipes container (n=10), brochure holder (n=3), bulletin board (n=11), chart holder (n=9), clip board (n=8), door knob (n=9), glove box holder (n=6), heating oven handle (n=7), lamp shade (n=3), lifter handle (n=3), sofa pillow (n=3), urine collection container (n=5), visiting room – air (n=3).

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

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