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Table 3 Mean log 10 reduction after 3 hours 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 2.25 ± 1.20 (62) 1.73 ± 0.86 (11)* 2.20 ± 1.17 (43) 3.23 ± 1.31 (8)* 0.021
7.5 2.03 ± 1.11 (106) 1.32 ± 0.97 (15)* 2.14 ± 1.12 (77)* 2.21 ± 0.97 (14) 0.025
8 2.18 ± 1.32 (68) 1.27 ± 1.19 (13)* 2.47 ± 1.33 (45)* 2.10 ± 0.92 (10) 0.013
8.5 2.37 ± 1.49 (24) - 2.51 ± 1.50 (17) 2.05 ± 1.53 (7) 0.502
9 1.03 ± 1.24 (9) - 1.50 ± 0.70 (3) 0.79 ± 1.43 (6) 0.461
  1. *post hoc analysis using Tukey < 0.05.
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