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Table 1

Staphylococcus epidermidis Contamination by Each Site on Hand

GroupS. epidermidisStaphylococcus


Thumb fingerIndex fingerMiddle fingerRing fingerLittle fingerPalmTotalThumb fingerIndex fingerMiddle fingerRing fingerLittle fingerPalmTotal
16.117.285.005.618.285.395.009.839.8310.898.229.009.398.33
211.5710.9313.1412.368.7912.6413.0014.0012.4312.5013.0011.7910.7112.14
318.5017.0018.2518.2518.5018.2518.505.888.636.1311.2511.6312.6312.50
p0.0010.013<0.0010.0010.0030.001<0.0010.0680.5220.1940.2480.5460.6520.331

Values are presented microorganism growth plate number (colony-forming units, CFU) as mean.

Data was analysed by nonparametric method-independent K samples test (Kruskal-Wallis test).

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