Table 2.

Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus Carriage in the US Population Based on Clinical Characteristics

CharacteristicPersons No. (%)P Value
General health status
    Good-excellent76,339,026 (32.59).40
    Poor-fair10,567,785 (31.17)
Number of outpatient visits in past year
    014,873,280 (35.07).09
    ≥ 171,975,850 (31.89)
Hospitalization in the past
    Yes7,256,430 (30.04).38
    No79,650,380 (32.64)
Use of antibiotics in past 30 days
    Yes4,769,010 (24.43).01
    No82,137,800 (33.03)
Oral health
    Good to very good61,288,546 (32.80).78
    Poor to fair25,047,076 (32.22)
Current smoker or smoker in the household
    Yes21,806,172 (29.03).02
    No64,487,150 (33.83)
Diabetes
    Yes3,936,552 (30.22).52
    No82,970,259 (32.52)
Asthma
    Yes11,918,406 (36.35).04
    No74,901,009 (31.86)