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Table 3 Factors associated with Staphylococci osteomyelitis

From: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus causing osteomyelitis in a tertiary hospital, Mwanza, Tanzania

CharacteristicsStaphylococcal osteomyelitisChi2p value
Positive n (%)Negative n (%)
Age categoryChildren44 (89.8)5 (10.2)0.9630.124
Adult19 (76.0)6 (24.0)
SexFemales26 (89.7)3 (10.3)0.76990.380
Males37 (82.2)8 (17.8)
Referral outside MwanzaNo30 (85.7)5 (14.3)0.01760.894
Yes33 (84.6)6 (15.4)
Education level of participantNon-formal19 (90.5)2 (9.5)2.54450.467
Primary level28 (87.5)4(12.5)
Secondary level12 (80.0)3 (20.0)
College and above4 (66.7)2 (33.3)
ComplaintSepsis28 (87.5)4 (12.5)0.24920.618
Trauma35 (83.3)7 (16.7)
ConditionDischarging57 (87.7)8 (12.3)2.26150.097
Swelling6 (66.7)3 (33.3)
Fever during enrollmentYes20 (100.0)0 (0.0)4.78540.029
No43 (79.6)11 (20.4)