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Table 1 Efficacy of a clear skin antiseptic on the forehead applied for 10 min

From: Efficacy of two ethanol-based skin antiseptics on the forehead at shorter application times

Study facility and number of subjects Sampling time after beginning of application Mean pre-value of bacterial density RF (mean and stdev) of reference treatment (10 min exposure) RF (mean and stdev) of clear skin antiseptic A (10 min exposure) p-value
A (n = 20) 10 min 3.88 ± 0.79 2.15 ± 0.78 2.72 ± 0.99 0.036
  30 min   1.94 ± 1.02 2.39 ± 0.97 0.012
B (n = 20) 10 min 3.81 ± 0.45 2.44 ± 0.81 2.89 ± 0.70 0.10
  30 min   2.97 ± 0.96 3.45 ± 0.61 0.044
All (n = 40) 10 min n.a. 2.29 ± 0.80 2.81 ± 0.85 0.005
  30 min   2.46 ± 1.11 2.92 ± 0.96 0.004