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Table 1 Comparison of baseline participant characteristics between operating room (OR) nurses and non-health care workers (HCWs)

From: Exploring bacterial growth and recolonization after preoperative hand disinfection and surgery between operating room nurses and non-health care workers: a pilot study

Characteristic OR nurses
n = 12
Non-HCWs
n = 13
p-value
Age, mean (SD) 46 (8) 39 (13) 0.094
Men/women, numbers 1/11 1/12 1.0
Minutes wearing gloves, mean (SD) 223 (34) 192 (16) 0.007*
  1. Student’s t-test and Fisher’s exact test were used as statistical method
  2. *Statistically significant difference