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Table 3 Basic characteristics of Cohort 2 (n = 79)

From: Association between length of residence and prevalence of MRSA colonization among residents in geriatric long-term care facilities

  n (%)
Initial MRSA test resulta
 Positive 19 (24.1)
 Negative 60 (75.9)
Second MRSA test resultb
 Positive 10 (12.7)
 Negative 69 (87.3)
Interval from initial to secondary MRSA testing, months
 Median (interquartile range) 3 (2.5–5.5)
  1. Abbreviation: MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  2. a Performed at ≤1 month after residents’ initial admission
  3. b Performed ≥2 months after residents’ initial test