TableĀ 1

Univariate analysis comparing MRSA environmental contamination following cleaning with detergent and disinfectant over a 6-year period in one 300 bed hospital

DetergentDisinfectant (HP)
ObjectNo MRSAMRSAPer cent MRSANo MRSAMRSAPer cent MRSAp Value
Vent18031146.31622905.50.39
Sink18151025.61640724.40.12
Console17991186.616021106.90.78
Bed170321412.615721408.9<0.01
Chair17551629.215651479.40.90
Table17611568.915971157.20.11
Locker17861317.316051076.70.50
Mattress17621558.816041086.70.04
Pillow1824935.11643694.20.26
  • HP, hydrogen peroxide; MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.