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Table 4 Adherence to TD prevention advice

From: High number of diarrhoeal co-infections in travellers to Benin, West Africa

  TD group n = positive/information available (% of these) Asymptomatic group n = positive/information available (% of these)
Ignored any “TD prevention advice” 28/38 (69) 4/6 (67)
Drank only bottled water 38/39 (97) 6/6 (100)
Ate cold salads 24/38 (63) 4/6 (67)
Ate uncooked meat or fish 3/15 (20) 1/2 (50)
Consumed alcohol 3 or more units/day 19/33 (58) 4/6 (67)
Ate without utensils (bare fingers) 10/39 (26) 2/6 (33)
Washed hands only seldom 3/39 (8) 1/6 (17)
  1. The figures are given separately for those with and without TD. Differences between the two groups were statistically insignificant when analyzed with Chi-square tests.