BioMed Research International / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Self-Assessment of Hygiene Practices towards Predictive and Preventive Medicine Intervention: A Case Study of University Students in Ghana

Table 2

Respondent hygiene practices.

Description GoodModeratePoor
PracticePracticePractice
No. (%)No. (%)No. (%)

Do you brush your teeth daily?347 (84.2%)62 (15%)3 (0.7%)
How often do you cut your nails?196(47.6%)202(49.0%)14(3.4%)
Do you take your bath daily?330(80.1)72(17.5)10(2.4%)
Do you wear washed attire daily?317(76.9%)82(19.9)6(1.4%)
Do you iron your attire before wearing?236(57.3%)160(38.8%)16(3.9%)
How often do you change your underwear?254(61.7%)135(32.8%)21(5.1)
How often do you remove unwanted hair?245(61.7%)135(32.8%)5(10.2%)
How often do you wash your hair?273(66.3%)98(23.8%)41(10%)
Do pick your nose?130(31.6%)177(43.2%)105(25.6)
Do you use a handkerchief when picking your nose?249(60.4%)109(26.5%)54(13.1%)
Do you wash hands before eating?302(73.3%)100(24.3%)10(2.4%)
Do you use soap to wash hands after using the toilet?314(76.2%)74(18%)22(5.8%)
Do you wash your hands when you return from school?199(48.3%)167(40.5%)46(11.2%)
Do you wash your hands after blowing and wiping nose?199(48.3%)163(39.6%)50(12.2%)
Do you wash your hands after handling live animals?242(58.7%)135(32.8%)34(8.5%)
Do you wash your hands before touching genitals?194(47.1%)117(28.4%)101(24.5%)
Do you wash your hands after touching genitals?288(69.9%)90(21.8%)34(8.2%)

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