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Table 1 Mean log10-reduction (RF) ± s.d. of Sterillium Rub™ (3 min) and Avagard in comparison to the reference alcohol (60% v/v n-propanol; 3 min) for surgical hand disinfection according to prEN 12791.

From: Efficacy of two distinct ethanol-based hand rubs for surgical hand disinfection – a controlled trial according to prEN 12791

Product Pre-value 0 h 3 h
   mean RF p-value mean RF p-value
Sterillium Rub 4.39 ± 0.83 2.59 ± 1.19 > 0.1 1.73 ± 1.08 > 0.1
Reference treatment 4.44 ± 0.90 2.58 ± 1.16   1.67 ± 0.96  
Avagard 4.46 ± 0.71 1.82 ± 1.40 0.009 1.41 ± 1.08 0.008
Reference treatment 4.38 ± 0.66 2.98 ± 0.90   2.56 ± 1.17