Table 2.

All-Cause Mortality Hazard Ratios for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization a 11-Year Period

Crude HR (95% CI)P valueAdjusted HR* (95% CI)P value
MRSA colonization2.30 (1.61-3.29)< .0011.75 (1.12-2.73).014
Staph colonization0.90 (0.75-1.06).2060.91 (0.75-1.11).348
  • CI, confidence interval; HR, hazard ratio; MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

  • * Model adjusted for sex, race/ethnicity, poverty-to-income ratio, lack of health insurance coverage, hospitalization in the previous 12 months, and the presence of heart disease, diabetes, and asthma.