Table 1.

Prevalence of MRSA in the pediatric Hospital Dona Estefânia, Lisbon, Portugal, between 1992 and 1997

YrNo. of S. aureusisolatesNo. (%) of MRSA isolatesNo. of MRSA isolates resistant to β-lactam antibiotics only
1992271127 (46.9)76
1993594267 (44.9)142
1994385158 (41.0)76
1995485194 (40.0)44
199629086 (29.7)40
199727046 (17.0)3
Total2,295878 (38.0)381