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Table 1 Selected baseline clinical and demographical characteristics of the healthcare workers participating in the study

From: Glycerol content within the WHO ethanol-based handrub formulation: balancing tolerability with antimicrobial efficacy

Demographic and clinical characteristics (n = 40)
Age, years, mean (standard deviation [SD]) 39 (1.45)
Sex, female, n (%) 28 (70.0)
Profession, n (%)
 Medical doctor 4 (10.0)
 Registered nurse 5 (12.5)
 Auxiliary nurse 28 (70.0)
 Physiotherapist 3 (7.5)
Working time, n (%)
 Full-time 18 (45.0)
 Part-time (50–90%) 22 (55.0)
Work shift
 Day shift 26 (65.0)
 Night shift 14 (35.0)
Skin type
 Caucasian 31 (77.5)
 Non-Caucasian 9 (22.5)
Irritative dermatitis, n (%) 7 (17.5)
Atopic dermatitis, n (%) 1 (2.5)
Rhinitis and/or allergic conjunctivitis, n (%) 18 (45.0)
Asthma, n (%) 0
Intolerance to ABHR, n (%) 0
Non-work-related activities likely to affect the skin, n (%) 2 (5.0)
Regular use of protective hand lotion and/or cream, n (%) 23 (70.0)
  1. ABHR alcohol-based handrub