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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Preventing neonatal sepsis in rural Uganda: a cross-over study comparing the tolerance and acceptability of three alcohol-based hand rub formulations

Characteristic  
Sample size    43
Date of enrolment   range 2/6/15: 5/6/15
Age (years)   mean (s.d.) [range] 26.2 (7.1) [16: 45]
Skin brown n (%) 7 (16.3)
dark brown n (%) 22 (51.2)
black n (%) 14 (32.6)
Present season humid n (%) 43 (100)
Do you normally use a protective hand lotion /cream (outside test period)? never n (%) 43 (100)
Do you develop irritative dermatitis? never n (%) 35 (81.4)
sometimes n (%) 7 (16.3)
always n (%) 1 (2.3)
Do you develop atopic dermatitis? yes n (%) 2 (4.7)
no n (%) 41 (95.3)
Do you develop rhinitis / allergic conjunctivitis? yes n (%) 3 (7.0)
no n (%) 40 (93.0)
Are you asthmatic? yes n (%) 1 (2.3)
no n (%) 42 (97.7)
Do you have a known intolerance to alcohol? no n (%) 43 (100)
Do you think you can improve your own hand hygiene? yes n (%) 42 (97.7)
perhaps n (%) 1 (2.3)
Did any of the following problems make it difficult to use the hand rub (1 = always; 7 = never)?
 Forgetfulness 1 (always) n (%) 0
2 n (%) 3 (7.0)
3 n (%) 4 (9.3)
4 n (%) 3 (7.0)
5 n (%) 1 (2.3)
6 n (%) 3 (7.0)
7 (never) n (%) 29 (67.4)
  mean (s.d.) 6.0 (1.7)
 Lack of time 1 (always) n (%) 0
2 n (%) 2 (4.7)
3 n (%) 0
4 n (%) 1 (2.3)
5 n (%) 1 (2.3)
6 n (%) 4 (9.3)
7 (never) n (%) 35 (81.4)
  mean (s.d.) 6.6 (1.2)
 Damaged skin 7 (never) n (%) 43 (100)
  mean (s.d.) 7.0 (0)
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