Table 2

Bivariate analysis of factors associated with High CFU (>600 CFU/cm2)
Characteristic Total High CFU p value
Age
16 years and younger 19(19.6%) 6(31.6%) .600*
Older than 16 years 78(80.4%) 25(32.1%)
Type of skin
Albino 66(68%) 27(40.9%) .006
Pigmented skin 31(32%) 4(12.9%)
Gender
Male 47(48.5%) 15(31.9%) .593*
Female 50(51.5%) 16(32.0%)
Type of employment
Medical 2(2.1%) 1(50.0%) .539
Non-medical 95(97.8%) 30(31.6%)
Bathing within 12hours
Yes 70(72.2%) 22(31.4%) .520*
No 27(27.8%) 9(33.3%)
Type of soap
Medicated 20(20.6%) 5(25.0%) .322*
Non-medicated 77(79.4%) 26(33.8%)
Sun damage
Absent 63(65.0%) 14(22.2%) .005*
Present 34(35.0%) 17(50%)

*Chi-square test.

†Fisher’s Exact test.

Kiprono et al.

Kiprono et al. BMC Dermatology 2012 12:12   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-12-12

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