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Table 4 Comparison of food handling behaviors between the case group and the control group

From: The correlation between family food handling behaviors and foodborne acute gastroenteritis: a community-oriented, population-based survey in Anhui, China

Behavior Group X2 P
Case [n (%)] Control [n (%)]
Often thoroughly heat cooked food purchased from outside before eating
 no 117 (76.5) 909 (70.6) 2.278 0.131
 yes 36 (23.5) 378 (29.4)   
Often thoroughly heat milk before drinking
 no 135 (88.2) 954 (74.1) 14.768 < 0.001
 yes 18 (11.8) 333 (25.9)   
Often store leftovers in the refrigerator
 no 63 (41.2) 405 (31.5) 5.875 0.015
 yes 90 (58.8) 882 (68.5)   
Often thoroughly heat leftovers stored in the refrigerator before eating
 no 95 (62.1) 504 (39.2) 29.597 < 0.001
 yes 58 (37.9) 783 (60.8)   
Often thoroughly clean raw vegetables or meat purchased from outside
 no 33 (21.6) 252 (19.6) 0.341 0.560
 yes 120 (78.4) 1035 (80.4)   
Often eat raw seafood
 no 99 (64.7) 1125 (87.4) 55.298 < 0.001
 yes 54 (35.5) 162 (12.6)   
Often store raw meat and cooked meat in the same container
 no 91 (59.5) 1080 (83.9) 53.764 < 0.001
 yes 62 (40.5) 207 (16.1)   
Often thoroughly heat green beans prior to eating
 no 47 (30.7) 202 (15.7) 21.581 < 0.001
 yes 106 (69.3) 1085 (84.3)   
Often thoroughly boil kitchen utensils to disinfect
 no 113(73.9) 926(72.0) 0.247 0.619
 yes 40(26.1) 361(28.0)   
Often buy expired packaged food in supermarkets or shops
 no 108(70.6) 945(73.4) 0.561 0.454
 yes 45(29.4) 342(26.6)   
Often Purchase stale raw vegetables, meat and other ingredients
 no 105(68.6) 918(71.3) 0.485 0.486
 yes 48(31.4) 369(28.7)   
Often eat outside the home
 no 123(80.4) 1115(86.6) 4.420 0.036
 yes 30(19.6) 172(13.4)