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Residential Proximity to Large Numbers of Swine in Feeding Operations Is Associated with Increased Risk of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization at Time of Hospital Admission in Rural Iowa Veterans

Margaret Carrel PhD, Marin L. Schweizer PhD, Mary Vaughan Sarrazin PhD, Tara C. Smith PhD and Eli N. Perencevich MD MS
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 35, No. 2 (February 2014), pp. 190-192
DOI: 10.1086/674860
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/674860
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Residential Proximity to Large Numbers of Swine in Feeding Operations Is Associated with Increased Risk of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization at Time of Hospital Admission in Rural Iowa Veterans
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Abstract

Among 1,036 patients, residential proximity within 1 mile of large swine facilities was associated with nearly double the risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization at admission (relative risk, 1.8786 [95% confidence interval, 1.0928–3.2289]; ) and, after controlling for multiple admissions and age, was associated with nearly triple the odds of MRSA colonization (odds ratio, 2.76 [95% confidence interval, 1.2728–5.9875]; ).

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