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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 (a1), Marin L. Schweizer (a2) (a3), Mary Vaughan Sarrazin (a2) (a3), Tara C. Smith (a4) and Eli N. Perencevich (a2) (a3)...

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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]; P = .0239) and, after controlling for multiple admissions and age, was associated with 1.2nearly triple the odds of MRSA colonization (odds ratio, 2.76 [95% confidence interval, 1.2728-5.9875]; P = .0101).

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Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, University of Iowa, 316 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242 (margaret-carrel@uiowa.edu)

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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 (a1), Marin L. Schweizer (a2) (a3), Mary Vaughan Sarrazin (a2) (a3), Tara C. Smith (a4) and Eli N. Perencevich (a2) (a3)...

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