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Table 1 Characteristics and responses of students living in university dormitories to questions on kitchen sponge usage

From: Microbiological quality of kitchens sponges used in university student dormitories

Questions Frequency Percentage
College
 Medical 33 66%
 Nonmedical 17 34%
Year
 First 18 36%
 Second 4 8%
 Third 10 20%
 Fourth 13 26%
 Fifth 5 10%
How many students are using the sponge?
 One 15 30%
 Two 33 66%
 Three 2 4%
How long have you been using this sponge?
 Less than one month 29 58%
 Two months 16 32%
 Three months 2 4%
 More than three months 3 6%
Do you clean or sanitize the sponge?
 Yes 15 30%
 No 35 70%
Do you use this sponge in cleaning plates and silver utensils?
 Yes 47 94%
 No 3 6%
Do you use this sponge in cleaning cooking pot?
 Yes 45 90%
 No 5 10%
Do you use this sponge in cleaning cutting boards?
 Yes 32 64%
 No 18 36%
Do you use this sponge in cleaning stove?
 Yes 16 32%
 No 34 68%
Do you use this sponge in cleaning sink?
 Yes 13 26%
 No 37 74%
Do you use this sponge in cleaning surfaces beside the sink?
 Yes 15 30%
 No 35 70%
Do you use this sponge in cleaning spills on the kitchen floor?
 Yes 2 4%
 No 48 96%
Do you use this sponge in cleaning interior and exterior surfaces of the refrigerator?
 Yes 5 10%
 No 45 90%