TABLE 1

Patient Characteristics

N = 974MRSA Coverage, n = 732MSSA Coverage, n = 242P
Age, y, mean (SD)10 (4)10 (4)10 (5).75
Male sex, n (%)593 (60.9)452 (61.8)141 (58.3).34
Race, n (%)
 Non-Hispanic white634 (65.1)471 (64.4)163 (67.4)
 Non-Hispanic African American162 (16.6)136 (18.6)26 (10.7)
 Hispanic69 (7.1)51 (7)18 (7.4)
 Asian American13 (1.3)6 (0.8)7 (2.9)
 Other96 (9.9)68 (9.2)28 (11.6)<.01
Insurance, n (%)
 Private560 (57.5)425 (58.1)135 (55.8)
 Government318 (32.7)244 (33.3)74 (30.6)
 Other96 (9.9)63 (8.6)33 (13.6).07
Body site of osteomyelitis, n (%)
 Tibia and/or fibula162 (16.6)124 (16.9)38 (15.7).65
 Femur84 (8.6)61 (8.3)23 (9.5).57
 Radius and/or ulna17 (1.7)14 (1.9)3 (1.2).49
 Humerus25 (2.6)20 (2.7)5 (2.1).57
 Foot96 (9.9)76 (10.4)20 (8.3).34
 Hand43 (4.4)38 (5.2)5 (2.1).04
 Vertebral region
  Lumbosacral20 (2.1)17 (2.3)3 (1.2).3
  Cervical and/or thoracic3 (0.3)3 (0.4)0 (0)
 Pelvic93 (9.5)69 (9.4)24 (9.9).82
 Not specified529 (54.3)409 (55.9)120 (49.6).09
Radiographic findings, n (%)
 Abscess184 (18.9)138 (18.9)46 (19).96
 Septic joint134 (13.8)99 (13.5)35 (14.5).71
 Growth plate involvement87 (8.9)64 (8.7)23 (9.5).72
 Surgical intervention90 (9.2)65 (8.9)25 (10.3).5
  • —, not applicable.