Table 2

 Acquisition of MRSA in inpatients and outpatients, and MRSA bacteraemia, according to age group

Age groupNo. (%) of cases of MRSA in:No. (%) of inpatients with MRSA who developed bacteraemiaNo. of episodes of MRSA bacteraemia (% all episodes of bacteraemia with S aureus)
OutpatientsInpatients
Neonate (⩽4 weeks)5443 (6.8)3 (12)
Infant (>4 weeks–1 year)3113421 (15.7)25 (22.9)
2–5 years36428 (19.0)8 (13.1)
6–10 years25204 (20.0)4 (9.5)
>10 years21271 (3.7)1 (3.0)
Total11826737 (13.9)41 (15.0)