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Table 4 Efficacy of a clear skin antiseptic on the forehead applied for 2 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 (2 min exposure) p-value
A (n = 20) 10 min/2 min 3.97 ± 0.47 2.08 ± 0.86 3.05 ± 0.40 0.001
  30 min   2.36 ± 0.63 3.05 ± 0.49 < 0.001
B (n = 20) 10 min/2 min 3.37 ± 0.62 2.03 ± 1.30 2.08 ± 0.88 0.55
  30 min   2.53 ± 1.07 2.13 ± 1.00 < 0.1
All (n = 40) 10 min n.a. 2.05 ± 1.08 2.57 ± 0.84 0.002
  30 min   2.44 ± 0.87 2.59 ± 0.91 0.17