TABLE 3.

Number of pulsotypes, PFGE-based clonal groups, STs, and spa types in study isolates collected during 1987 to 2005

Group (n)No. (% diversity) of:
PulsotypesClonal groupsSTsspa types
Nasal carriage MSSA (113)71 (63)18 (16)41 (36)52 (46)
Clinical MSSA (103)59 (57)17 (17)38 (37)64 (62)
CA-MRSA (77)9 (12)1 (1)1 (1)6 (7.8)