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Table 1 Distribution of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus collected island-wide between 1995 and 2017 and molecularly characterized in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, stratified by identified years and sources

From: Detection and phylogeny of Staphylococcus aureus sequence type 398 in Taiwan

Period/ populationMRSA No. (%)MSSA No. (%)Total No. (%)
ClinicalColonizingSubtotalClinicalColonizingSubtotal
1995–200413075021809 (32)51051 (6.5)1860 (29)
2005–2010110214352537 (45)6311317 (41)2854 (45)
2011–20176436431286 (23)190223413 (53)1699 (26)
Total3052 (54)2580 (46)5632247 (32)534 (68)7816413
Pediatric98016322612 (46)1842184023014 (47)
Adults3348381172 (21)123013131485 (23)
Unclassified1738a51743 (31)510511794 (28)
Non-human0105105 (1.9)01515120 (1.9)
  1. aWe estimated more than 90% of the isolates were from adult patients