Table 3

Statistical associations between wearing a face mask in public and personal hygiene practices and health behaviors
Variables Crude Adjusted
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
I wash my hands
  Frequently 2.25 (2.09–2.37) 1.67 (1.34–1.96)
  Occasionally 1.84 (1.56–2.07) 1.43 (1.10–1.75)
I try to avoid going to places where there are lots of people
  Frequently 2.13 (2.04–2.21) 1.85 (1.70–1.98)
  Occasionally 1.82 (1.72–1.91) 1.65 (1.53–1.76)
  Not often/not do 1 1
I gargle
  Frequently 2.12 (2.02–2.20) 1.68 (1.51–1.84)
  Occasionally 1.70 (1.56–1.83) 1.46 (1.29–1.62)
  Not often/not do 1 1
I avoid close contact with people who are infected
  Frequently 2.04 (1.93–2.14) 1.50 (1.33–1.67)
  Occasionally 1.64 (1.51–1.76) 1.31 (1.16–1.46)
  Not often/not do 1 1
I try to have a good sleep
  Frequently 1.75 (1.62–1.87) 1.17 (1.01–1.34)
  Occasionally 1.42 (1.28–1.55) 1.19 (1.04–1.34)
  Not often/not do 1 1
I was vaccinated last influenza season
  Yes 1.19 (1.06–1.31) 1.31 (1.17–1.45)
  No 1 1

OR: adjusted Odds ratio; CI: confidence interval.

Wada et al.

Wada et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:1065   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1065

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