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MRSA Deaths

MRSA Deaths


MRSA Deaths in Scotland, 1996-2018


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Last Updated: 26 June 2019

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Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

This section presents information on the numbers of deaths for which Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) was mentioned on the death certificate.


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Statistics for other parts of the United Kingdom (UK)

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England & Wales (Office for National Statistics website)

Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency website)


Figures for England & Wales and/or Northern Ireland may not always be on exactly the same basis as NRS's figures for Scotland: there can be differences in the coverage of what at first sight appear to be the same statistics.

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