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 Statistics Data
Hospital infections each year ~1,200,000
Life-threatening infections from MRSA 94,000
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 MRSA 5 days
Country with the highest outbreak of MRSA United Kingdom
Country with the lowest outbreak of MRSA Netherlands
Percentage of people who will contact infection while in hospital 5%
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