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Table 2 Public toilet use and hygiene behaviors of the respondents, n (%) (N = 300)

From: A mixed-methods study on toilet hygiene practices among Chinese in Hong Kong

 NeverSometimesAlways
Clean the toilet seat with alcohol123 (43.3)97 (34.2)64 (22.5)
Clean the toilet seat with tissue paper54 (18.6)97 (33.3)140 (48.1)
Put tissue paper on the toilet seat before using103 (35.6)100 (34.6)86 (29.8)
Sit on the toilet seat130 (45.6)77 (27.0)78 (27.4)
Step on the toilet seat237 (83.7)36 (12.7)10 (3.5)
Flush after using the toilet5 (1.7)10 (3.4)277 (94.9)
Flush with the toilet lid closed127 (43.9)104 (36.0)58 (20.1)
Wash your hands with water3 (1.0)5 (1.7)283 (97.3)
Wash your hands with soap11 (3.8)80 (27.5)200 (68.7)
Dry your hands with paper towels18 (6.1)75 (25.5)201 (68.4)
Dry your hands with a hand dryer68 (23.1)172 (58.5)54 (18.4)
Spit into urinalsa (n = 85)54 (63.5)28 (32.9)3 (3.5)
Spit into squat toilets/ toilet bowl211 (73.5)69 (24.0)7 (2.4)
  1. aFor male participants only
  2. Note: row cell numbers do not add up to the total sample size due to missing values