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Table 1 Prevalence of Salmonella among food handlers at the University of Gondar

From: Identification of drug-resistant Salmonella from food handlers at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia

Variables Total tested Salmonella positive
Number (%) Number (%)
Age-group 18-27 years 134(31.7%) 4(3%)
28-37 years 143(33.8%) 6(4.2%)
38-47 yeas 101(23.9%) 0%
48-57 years 38(8.9%) 2(5.3%)
>58 years 7(1.7%) 1(14.3%)
Sex Male 303 13(4.3%)
Female 120 0(0.0%)
Educational background Cannot read and write 11(2.6%) 1(9.1%)
Read and write only 36(8.5%) 2(5.6%)
1-4 grades 163(38.5%) 7(4.3%)
5-8 grades 113(26.7%) 0(0%)
9-12 grades 95(22.5%) 3(3.2%)
>12 grades 5(1.2%) 0(0%)
Periodical medical check-up Yes 121 2(1.6%)
No 302 11(3.6%)
Service year in dining rooms 1 year 45 3(6.7%)
2-9 years 326 8(2.4%)
10+ years 52 2(3.9%)
Hand washing habit after using a toilet by water only Yes 318 7(2.2%)
No 105 6(5.7%)
Hand washing habit before preparing food Yes 301 5(1.7%)
No 122 8(6.6%)
Hand washing habit after touching dirty materials Yes 82 3(3.7%)
No 341 10(2.9%)
Hand washing habit after using a toilet by soap and water Yes 272 4(1.5%)
No 151 9(7.4%)