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Table 2 Factors in behaviors that contributed to diarrhea

From: Behavioural factors associated with diarrhea among adults over 18 years of age in Beijing, China

Behaviors Number of reporting people Number of people reporting diarrhea (%) OR 95%CI Wald Pvalue
Washing hands before meals and after defecation for the day       
Sometimes, almost not, never 1085 261(24.1) 1.000 Reference 34.663 <0.001
Every time, most of time 11851 2004(16.9) 0.643 0.555 ~ 0.744   
The type of hand washing       
Others 5652 1098(19.4) 1.000 Reference 25.486 <0.001
Soap and running water 7284 1167(16.0) 0.791 0.723 ~ 0.867   
Eating raw seafood or freshwater products       
No 10668 1787(16.8) 1.000 Reference 24.105 <0.001
Yes 2268 478(21.1) 1.372 1.185 ~ 1.486   
Using the same chopping block and knife at the time of processing raw food and cooked food       
No 10088 1620(16.1) 1.000 Reference 66.098 <0.001
Yes 2848 645(22.6) 1.530 1.381 ~ 1.696   
Using the same chopsticks to pick up raw food and cooked food when eating instant-boiled mutton slices       
No 6522 1035(15.9) 1.000 Reference 24.431 <0.001
Yes 6414 1230(19.2) 1.258 1.148 ~ 1.378   
If choosing to eat at restaurants or not based on their sanitary conditions       
Sometimes, almost not, never 5437 989(18.2) 1.000 Reference 3.01 0.083
Every time, most of time 7499 1276(17.0) 0.922 0.842 ~ 1.011   
Regularly participating in physical exercise       
No 5078 1062(20.9) 1.000 Reference 61.137 <0.001
Yes 6576 1007(15.3) 0.684 0.622 ~ 0.752