Table 4

Univariable regression analyses of variables associated with MRSA or C. difficile contamination in patient rooms
Variable Description OR P-value Overall P-value for the variable
Dependent variable: surface contaminated with MRSA
Ward Medicine A Referent 0.614
Medicine B 0.38 0.648
Surgery 0.44 0.423
Type of patient room Unexposed Referent 0.594
MRSA exposed 0.47 0.679
C. difficile exposed 1.06a 0.634
Surface material Plastic Referent 0.776
Cork 0.49a 0.346
Fabric 0.61 0.999
Laminate 0.57 0.693
Surface sampled End of bed Referent 0.111
Bulletin board 1.18a 0.999
Chair back 4.39 0.200
Overbed table 1.03 0.999
Privacy curtain 1.08 0.999
Television 1.15a 0.999
Dependent variable: surface contaminated with C. difficile
Ward Medicine A Referent 0.884
Medicine B 0.76 0.744
Surgery 0.73 0.758
Type of patient room Unexposed Referent 0.008
MRSA exposed 0.31 0.301
C. difficile exposed 4.71 0.031
Surface material Plastic Referent 0.017
Cork 3.84 0.030
Fabric 0.36 0.336
Laminate 0.97 0.999
Surface sampled End of bed Referent 0.059
Bulletin board 4.03 0.131
Chair back 1.03 0.999
Overbed table 1.03 0.999
Privacy curtain 0.44a 0.494
Television 1.15 0.999

OR = odds ratio.

a Median unbiased estimates.

Faires et al.

Faires et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:342   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-342

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