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Table 2 Hand contamination rate of HCWs and colony count with or without ring

From: Are we aware how contaminated our mobile phones with nosocomial pathogens?

Profession N (Mean ± SD) Ring using staff's Mobile phone
(Mean ± SD)
Non ring using staff's Mobile phone (Mean ± SD)
Assistant doctor 79 (19.0 ± 35.8) 13.1 ± 36.4 20 ± 35.8
Healthcare personnel* 68 (18.4 ± 41.3) 24.2 ± 57.5 15.05 ± 26.3
Senior doctor 15 (12.8 ± 15.1) 17.0 ± 19.3 9.42 ± 10.0
Nurse 38 (10.7 ± 28.7) 46.4 ± 86.1 6.7 ± 8.03
  1. Healthcare personnel* (Nurse, physiotherapist, student nurse, etc.)