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Table 1 Gram-negative CFU counts before and after use of ABHR

From: Effect of handrubbing using locally-manufactured alcohol-based handrubs in paediatric wards in Harare, Zimbabwe

   Geometric mean Gram-negative CFU (IQR)
n BEFORE use of ABHR AFTER use of ABHR
Population tested   Hand-print Hand-rinse Hand-print Hand-rinse
All participants 152 6.8 (1–21) 14.6 (3–65) 1.2 (0–2) 2.4 (0–5)
Dominant hand “Before” 116 6.8 (0–22) 13.7 (2–65) 1.4 (0–3) 2.4 (0–5)
Non-dominant hand “Before” 13 24.1 (12–65) 30.2 (8–160) 1.6 (0–6) 3.5 (0–27)
Unknown dominant hand 23 3.1 (1–6) 13.4 (2–51) 0.5 (0–1) 1.8 (0–3)
Nurse 16 5.9 (2–11) 13.0 (5–193) 1.2 (0–1) 1.8 (0–7)
Doctor 10 1.0 (0–2) 4.8 (0–14) 0.1 (0–0) 2.3 (0–9)
Student 28 5.1 (0–13) 10.2 (2–24) 0.4 (0–1) 1.4 (0–2)
Parent/guardian 86 9.4 (1–40) 18.5 (3–153) 1.9 (0–4) 3.0 (0–6)
Other/unknown professional group 12 5.6 (1–11) 7.2 (2–22) 0.8 (0–2) 0.8 (0–2)
Male 27 3.5 (0–8) 10.5 (1–53) 0.6 (0–1) 1.9 (0–6)
Female 119 7.3 (1–24) 15.6 (3–82) 1.4 (0–3) 2.4 (0–5)