Navigation Links
Hand-Washing Habits Still Need Improvement: Survey
Date:9/23/2009

Soap industry gives America a B-minus for hygiene habits

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- You're doing better, America, but with only a "B-minus" grade in hand-hygiene habits, you've still got a ways to go, an industry-sponsored survey finds.

This year's results are up from a "C-minus" last year, but the fifth annual "Clean Hands Report Card," distributed by the Soap and Detergent Association, still finds room for improvement.

The good news: 50 percent of the 888 respondents to the August telephone survey said they wash their hands more than 10 times per day. That's up from 36 percent the previous year.

And 70 percent say they wash their hands at least seven times per day.

But there's bad news too. Only 37 percent of men are washing their hands more than 10 times a day, compared to 62 percent of women. And nearly half of those surveyed wash their hands for 15 seconds or less (the government recommends hand-washing for at least 15 to 20 seconds). And only 26 percent always wash their hands after they cough or sneeze.

"The H1N1 pandemic is real. Cold and flu season is on its way. With common sense hygiene practices, good health is literally in our hands," said Nancy Bock, vice president of education for the association, in a prepared statement. "Now is not the time to let our guard down when it comes to cleaning our hands."

More information

Learn more about hand hygiene in the health care setting from the CDC.



--Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: Soap and Detergent Association, news release, Sept. 21, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Michigan IT Companies Helping the University of Miami Center for Patient Safety Tackle a Leading Cause of Death Using an RTLS Solution to Monitor Staff Hand-Washing Compliance
2. Regular Hand-Washing Can Prevent Against Colds, Flu
3. LYSOL(R) Launches Healthier Habits Rewards Program at Schools Nationwide to Help Protect Families from Germs, Such as H1N1
4. Two-Thirds of Americans Concerned About H1N1, But Most Dont Change Hygiene Habits
5. Change in Seasons: Ideal Time to Review Healthy Aging Habits
6. Regular Yoga May Improve Eating Habits
7. Long-term exercise, healthy eating habits in young adults: U-M study
8. Parents Concerned About Kids After-School Snacking Habits
9. Stress, Bad Bedtime Habits Cause Insomnia
10. Eating Habits in the Obese May Echo Drug Addicts Patterns
11. American Hygiene Habits Getting Worse: International Study Reveals More Illness-Causing Germs Than Ever in American Kitchens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Hand-Washing Habits Still Need Improvement: Survey
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... Hunters Creek Retrievers is again honored to ... Black Lab Puppy. Celebrate Fall 2015 with unlimited Free Hugs and K9 Kisses from ... Thanksgiving and Christmas with an extra big smile. , This adorable trained Lab ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... “We wish ... can impact the delicate life balance between work and leisure to the benefit ... R. Leaptrott, CEO , A LifeMinder Plus® Emergency Care Document Set duly executed ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... “Love in ... , Google Play , and Amazon and will be released on ... from “My Darling is a Foreigner,” Itsuka, an actress and singer/songwriter, and Jason London, ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... received a top review from Clinicians Report of Provo, Utah. The Clinicians Report ... by a selected group of dentists located throughout the U.S. Whiter Image's In-Office ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... About 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer are reported each year, along ... with prostate cancer during their lifetime. While only one man in 10,000 will typically get ... age 65, according to the American Cancer Society. , Prostate cancer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hunters Creek Retrievers Is Honored to Support the Lone Survivor Foundation with a Championship Trained Black Labrador Retriever Puppy 2Health News:Hunters Creek Retrievers Is Honored to Support the Lone Survivor Foundation with a Championship Trained Black Labrador Retriever Puppy 3Health News:LifeMinder Plus® Announces Emergency Care Document Set Giveaway for America 2Health News:LifeMinder Plus® Announces Emergency Care Document Set Giveaway for America 3Health News:The Romantic Comedy Film "Love in Tokyo" Has Been Released on ITunes, Google Play, and Amazon 2Health News:Whiter Image Products Get Positive Rating From The Clinicians Report 2Health News:Noted Santa Rosa Urologist Dr. Michael Lazar Provides Insights on Prostate Cancer Treatments in Recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2Health News:Noted Santa Rosa Urologist Dr. Michael Lazar Provides Insights on Prostate Cancer Treatments in Recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 3
... ... This new cosmetic procure allows for breast augmentation without general anesthesia. The patient is ... ... relatively new technique for augmenting breasts called Awake Breast Aug. Jane Z., a patient of ...
... ... The Army has selected DOMA Technologies to provide Medical ... provide Business-To-Business remote coding services using their iCodeRx SaaS application and ... team will code, abstract, analyze and assemble medical record data and ...
... differently , SATURDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- ... a different way, introverted or shy people respond differently ... to a new study. , About 20 percent of ... be seen in children who are reserved, need little ...
... ... Infection, Acute and Chronic Sinusitis for 25,000 patients with nebulized sinus medication therapy since ... ... is very proud to announce that it has reached an important milestone in its ...
... ... ... Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS) held its spring commencement ceremony ... 312 students earned a master of science or doctoral degree in Human Movement, Physician Assistant ...
... MONTREAL, QUEBEC Researchers from the Children,s Cancer Hospital at ... have found a way to more accurately predict treatment outcomes ... simple complete blood count test, also known as a CBC. ... at the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology,s (ASPHO) annual ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Dr. Robert True Responds to a New York Time Article About a New Cosmetic Procedure Called Awake Breast Augmentation 2Health News:Army Awards Remote Medical Coding Contract to DOMA Technologies 2Health News:Shyness May Be Rooted in Brain Processing 2Health News:Sinus Dynamics Reaches Milestone with Treatment of Nasal Allergy, Sinus Infection, Acute and Chronic Sinusitis Treating 25,000th Patient 2Health News:ATSU –ASHS Holds Spring Commencement Ceremony 2Health News:M. D. Anderson zeroes in on better way to predict prognosis in pediatric leukemia patients 2
(Date:9/3/2015)... Calif. and REHOVOT, Israel, Sept. 3, 2015 ... on acquiring and developing innovative therapies for ear, nose, ... the Irvine Company,s Newport Gateway office complex to be ... to complete the move by end of September and ... U.S. Headquarters: OticPharma, Inc. 19900 ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... YORK , Sept. 2, 2015  The report ... future market of breast cancer drugs on the basis ... cancer usually originates from the inner lining of milk ... is a malignant type of tumor that can spread ... of cancer which starts in lobules is referred as ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... -- Advanced Wound Dressings - 5EU Analysis and ... steadily replaced traditional bandages and gauze materials in ... such as trauma wounds, burns, and chronic ulcerations. ... become increasingly critical in wound healing, advanced dressings ... This report focuses on nine market categories within ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:OticPharma Establishes U.S. Headquarters in Orange County, California 2Breast Cancer Therapeutics: Pipeline Analysis Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023 2Breast Cancer Therapeutics: Pipeline Analysis Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023 3Advanced Wound Dressings - 5EU Analysis and Market Forecasts 2
Utrata-like fine angled tips with gently curved shaft for performing capsulorhexis through tunnel incisions. Dull finish. Round handle manufactured in titanium....
Delicate 45 degrees angled shafts and Arruga style tips provide a firm purchase on the lens capsule. Round handle with dull finish....
This cross action forcep has delicate tips for grasping the capsule. The forcep has an iris stop to prevent inadvertent grasping of the iris....
Fine angled 12 mm shafts and iris stop. Round handle for fingertip rotational control. Dull finish....
Medicine Products: