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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of independent risk factors associated with S. aureus colonization among HIV positive individuals attending HIV care service in Northern Ethiopia, September 2014–February 2015

From: Prevalence and risk factors of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization among HIV patients in Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia

Risk factors AOR (95 % CI) P value
Hospitalization in the past 6 months 9.97 (2.69–36.87) 0.001
Hospital visit in the past 12 months 0.31 (0.14–0.697) 0.004
Presence of percutaneous device in the past 1 year 20.695 (8.75–48.96) 0.000
Family member’s hospitalization in the past 1 year 12.97 (3.48–48.30) 0.000
Most recent CD4 count
 <200   0.016
 200–500 0.33 (0.12–0.91) 0.033
 >500 0.22 (0.08–0.06) 0.004
  1. AOR adjusted odds ratio