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Table 2 Immediate log 10 reduction of 60% n-propanol for surgical hand disinfection applied for 3 min according to EN 12791 in 269 subjects

From: Small volumes of n-propanol (60%) applied for 3 minutes may be ineffective for surgical hand disinfection

Size of glove Mean log10-reduction (number of subjects) 6 ml (number of subjects) 9 ml (number of subjects) 12 ml (number of subjects) p-value
7 2.83 ± 1.02 (62) 2.30 ± 1.05 (11) 2.88 ± 0.94 (43) 3.27 ± 1.28 (8) 0.106
7.5 2.52 ± 1.08 (106) 1.76 ± 1.18 (15)* 2.66 ± 1.03 (77)* 2.56 ± 0.96 (14) 0.012
8 2.48 ± 1.23 (68) 1.79 ± 1.22 (13)* 2.71 ± 1.13 (45)* 2.32 ± 1.43 (10) 0.05
8.5 2.62 ± 1.12 (24) - 2.77 ± 1.25 (17) 2.25 ± 0.67 (7) 0.311
9 2.03 ± 1.04 (9) - 1.92 ± 0.27 (3) 2.09 ± 1.30 (6) 0.828
  1. *post hoc analysis using Tukey < 0.05.
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