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Table 4 Conversion of MRSA status in Cohort 2 (n = 79)

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

  Initial MRSA test resulta
Positive (n = 19) Negative (n = 60)
n (%) n (%)
Second MRSA test resultb
 Positive (n = 10) 9 (47.4) 1 (1.7)
 Negative (n = 69) 10 (52.6) 59 (98.3)
  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