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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 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0293.v1). Witwit, H. MRSA Infection and Mortality Rate in California. Preprints 2018, 2018100293 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0293.v1).

Abstract

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.

Subject Areas

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

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