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The Status of Handwashing with Soap and its Convergent related Factors in Korean People ; based on Korea National Handwashing Observation Survey, 2013
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 13, Issue 12,  2015, pp.217-224
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2015.13.12.217
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The Status of Handwashing with Soap and its Convergent related Factors in Korean People ; based on Korea National Handwashing Observation Survey, 2013
Hwang, Hye-Jeong; Lee, Moo-Sik; Yang, Nam-Young; Hong, SuJin; Kim, Young-Taek;
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OBJECTIVES Handwashing rate of Korean people was lower than the rates of people in developed countries. The purpose of this study was to investigate handwashing rate, the factors influence people`s handwashing behaviors during use of public restroom. METHODS This study used the data of `2013 Korea National Handwashing Survey`. The survey was done through direct observation on the user of subway and train station restroom from September 10 to 12, 2013. RESULTS Factors influencing handwashing with soap were administrative region(OR 0.490-2.255), purpose of toilet use(urination 1.000, defecation 2.505), drying method after handwashing(OR 0.497-3.107). CONCLUSIONS The results of this study will provide the evidence data of national handwashing promotion activities for preventing and controlling communicable diseases.
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