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Table 1 MRSA rates among inpatients and outpatients by specimen sourcea

From: Laboratory-based surveillance of current antimicrobial resistance patterns and trends among Staphylococcus aureus: 2005 status in the United States

  Inpatient Outpatient
Specimen Source Total N (%) MRSA Total N (%) MRSA
Lower Respiratory Tract 188,939 (55.9) 51,057 (42.8)
Skin and Soft Tissue 61,099 (48.6) 56,830 (37.6)
Blood 92,694 (49.1) 31,886 (41.4)
  1. aCumulative data 1998 – March 2005