TABLE 1.

Characteristics of survey responders and associations with MRSA infection

VariableTotal no. (%)No. (%) among MRSA infectedOR (CI)a
Race or ethnicityNSS
    Caucasian156 (77.2)17 (77.3)
    Other46 (22.8)5 (22.7)
Age (yrs)NSS
    <2150 (24.8)8 (36.4)
    21-2586 (42.6)7 (31.8)
    >2566 (32.7)7 (31.8)
Antibiotic use within past 12 mos65 (32.2)5 (22.7)NSS
Hospitalization within past 24 mos34 (16.8)3 (13.6)NSS
Currently taking a dietary supplement13 (6.5)1 (4.6)NSS
Any past or current tobacco use87 (43.1)11 (50)NSS
Current alcohol use94 (46.5)10 (45.5)NSS
Having roommate during training with prior skin infection49 (24.3)11 (50)3.44 (1.34, 8.85)
Having family member or friend who worked in healthcare setting56 (27.7)11 (50)2.79 (1.09, 7.15)
Having parent or member of household who smoked during respondent's childhood77 (38.1)3 (13.6)0.26 (0.07, 0.94)
  • a Adjusted OR and 95% CI based on multivariable logistic regression modeling. NSS, not statistically significant.