TABLE 1.

Distribution of MRSA and proportion of nmMRSA isolates in Australian cities

CityNo. (%) of isolates
2000 survey2002 survey
TotalMRSAnmMRSATotalMRSAnmMRSA
Brisbane30023 (7.7)17 (73.9)30037 (12.3)25 (67.6)
Sydney700139 (19.9)64 (46.0)689175 (25.4)76 (43.4)
Canberra1005 (5.0)5 (100)1008 (8.0)3 (37.5)
Melbourne40042 (10.5)4 (9.5)39946 (11.5)6 (13.0)
Hobart1002 (2.0)2 (100)1006 (6.1)5 (83.3)
Adelaide39929 (7.3)17 (58.6)40036 (9.0)29 (80.6)
Perth40046 (11.5)43 (93.5)39855 (13.8)51 (92.7)
Darwin997 (7.1)6 (85.7)10021 (21.0)10 (47.6)
    National2,498293 (11.7)158 (53.9)2,486384 (15.4)205 (53.4)