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Table 2 Risk factors for becoming a Staphylococcal aureus carrier three weeks after start of training, univariable analysis (N = 355)

From: Neglect of skin wounds and the risk of becoming a Staphylococcus aureus nasal carrier: a cohort study

Risk factors N (%)a % carriers OR (95 % CI) p value
Total 355 (100) 25.1   
Season     
  Summer 128 (36.1) 35.2 1.0  
  Winter 102 (28.7) 18.6 0.42 (0.23-0.78) <0.01
  Spring 125 (35.2) 20.0 0.46 (0.26-0.81) <0.01
Nonsmoker 287 (81.3) 25.4 1.0 0.84
Current smoker 66 (18.7) 24.2 0.94 (0.51-1.74)
Native Israeli 310 (88.1) 23.9 1.0 0.18
Immigrant 42 (11.9) 33.3 1.59 (0.80-3.16)
No children in household 127 (35.9) 26.8 1.0 0.54
≥1 child in household 227 (64.1) 23.8 0.85 (0.52-1.40)
Attitudes before training     
 Appropriate care of skin wounds 325 (92.3) 24.0 1.0 0.28
 Inappropriate care of skin wounds 27 (7.7) 33.3 1.58 (0.68-3.67)
 No neglect of skin wounds 140 (39.6) 19.3 1.0 0.05
 Neglect of skin wounds 213 (60.4) 28.6 1.68 (1.00-2.81)
Attitudes during training     
 Appropriate care of skin wounds 316 (89.3) 23.7 1.0 0.08
 Inappropriate care of skin wounds 38 (10.7) 36.8 1.87 (0.92-3.81)
 No neglect of skin wounds 159 (44.9) 18.2 1.0 <0.01
 Neglect of skin wounds 195 (55.1) 30.8 1.99 (1.20-3.30)
Practices during training     
 No neglect of skin wounds 77 (22.4) 16.9 1.0 0.05
 Neglect of skin wounds 266 (77.6) 27.8 1.90 (0.99-3.63)
 No share drinking cup 261 (75.7) 27.2 1.0 0.78
 Share drinking cup 84 (24.3) 21.4 0.73 (0.41-1.31)
 No share towel 64 (18.3) 20.3 1.0 0.35
 Share towel 285 (81.7) 26.0 1.38 (0.71-2.66)
  1. aFor all risk factors, data were available for >95 % of participants