Table 6

Univariable regression analyses of variables associated with MRSA or C. difficile contamination in the ward environment
Variable Description OR P-value Overall P-value for the variable
Dependent variable: surface contaminated with MRSA
Visit 1 Referent 0.390
2 0.42 0.628
3 0.35 0.617
4 0.31 0.361
5 0.26a 0.242
6 0.37a 0.267
Ward Medicine A Referent 0.185
Medicine B 0.26 0.368
Surgery 0.18 0.165
Surface material Plastic Referent 0.099
Fabric 1.33 0.999
Laminate 7.53 0.078
Rubber 2.51a 0.999
Wood 1.85a 0.999
Location Hallway Referent 0.492
Visiting Room 0.97 0.999
Work area 0.27 0.372
Surface sampled Computer keyboard Referent 0.176
Chair 2.03 0.999
Clean towels 1.77 0.999
Counter top 7.96 0.114
Drug cart 3.24a 0.999
Heating oven handles 3.24a 0.999
Otherb 1.19 0.999
Dependent variable: surface contaminated with C. difficile
Visit 1 Referent 0.439
2 0.31 0.380
3 0.52 0.677
4 1.25 0.999
5 0.25 0.361
6 0.35 0.404
Ward Medicine A Referent 0.609
Medicine B 0.52 0.496
Surgery 0.59 0.531
Surface material Plastic Referent 0.936
Fabric 0.94 0.999
Laminate 0.69a 0.593
Rubber 0.86 0.999
Wood 0.63 0.999
Location Hallway Referent 0.999
Visiting Room 1.32 0.999
Work area 1.11 0.999
Surface sampled Computer keyboard Referent 0.434
Chair 1.36 0.999
Clean towels 0.58 0.999
Counter top 0.93a 0.593
Drug cart 1.08 0.999
Heating oven handles 3.63 0.139
Otherb 0.79 0.999

a Median unbiased estimates.

b Clean linen, glove box holder, hand rail, patient charts.

Faires et al.

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

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