Staph Infection Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: staph-infection-resources.com, www.nlm.nih.gov, cdc.gov
Research Date: 7.28.2013
Statistics on Staph infections 2007 including MRSA. MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It causes a staph infection that is resistant to several common antibiotics. There are two types of infection. Hospital-associated incidents (HAI) MRSA happens to people in healthcare settings. Community-associated MRSA happens to people who have close skin-to-skin contact with others, such as athletes involved in football and wrestling.
Staph Infection StatisticsData
Hospital infections each year~1,200,000
Life-threatening infections from MRSA94,000
Deaths resulted from MRSA~19,000
Percent of all hospital infections.20%
Percentage of U.S. population who are carriers of Staph bacteria on their bodies.30%
Average increase of cost for MRSA infections compared to the typical hospital stay$6,400
The average increase of hospital stay for MRSA5 days
Country with the highest outbreak of MRSAUnited Kingdom
Country with the lowest outbreak of MRSANetherlands
Percentage of people who will contact infection while in hospital5%
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