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MRSA Infection and Mortality Rate in California

Version 1 : Received: 8 October 2018 / Approved: 15 October 2018 / Online: 15 October 2018 (09:35:59 CEST)

How to cite: Witwit, H. MRSA Infection and Mortality Rate in California. Preprints 2018, 2018100293. Witwit, H. MRSA Infection and Mortality Rate in California. Preprints 2018, 2018100293.


Average of 41,900 patients are diagnosed annually with staphylococcus bacterial infection in California, 24,089 patients have Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and 17,810 patients have Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus (MSSA). This paper demonstrates that there is a difference in mortality rate due to staphylococcus infection between males and females (P-value<0.05, CI 95%). Male patient diagnosed with S. aureus has 1.3 chance of mortality incidence than female patient. In addition, MRSA infection rate is 1.4 times MSSA infection (P-value<0.05, CI 95%), but the gap of infection is decreasing; however, mortality of both infections combined are more than threefold greater compared to three decades ago.


MRSA, MSSA, Staphylococcus aureus, mortality, gender, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, infectious disease, prevention


Medicine and Pharmacology, Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases

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