TABLE 1.

Patient characteristics

Country (city)Study periodNo. of individualsPrevalence of S. aureus carriers (%)Mean age (yr)Sex ratio (male/female)
Carriers/noncarriersAllCarriers/noncarriersAll
France (Paris)June to October 200542119.241.1/44.443.83.26/1.641.84
Republic of Moldova (Chisinau)June to October 200533825.132.7/41.2390.85/0.850.85
Algeria (Tlemcen)June to October 200533025.841.8/41.741.71.19/1.361.23
Cambodia (Phnom Penh)June to October 200644211.131.6/3131.11.45/2.62.43
AllJune 2005 to October 20061,53119.637.3/38.938.61.48/1.531.52