Risk factors for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in an outbreak of disease among military trainees in San Diego, California, in 2002.

@article{Campbell2004RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in an outbreak of disease among military trainees in San Diego, California, in 2002.},
  author={Katherine M Campbell and Andrew F Vaughn and Kevin L. Russell and Besa Smith and Dinice L Jimenez and Christopher P. Barrozo and John Robert Minarcik and Nancy F Crum and Margaret A. K. Ryan},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={42 9},
  pages={4050-3}
}
An outbreak of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) skin infections was observed in a population of U.S. military trainees in the summer of 2002. A questionnaire was developed and administered to 206 trainees, 22 of whom had MRSA infections. Factors associated with infection were described by multivariable logistic regression modeling and included having a roommate in training with a prior skin infection (odds ratio [OR] = 3.44) or having a family member or… CONTINUE READING