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Volume 10, Number 2—February 2004
2004 SARS Edition
Infection Control

SARS Transmission among Hospital Workers in Hong Kong

Joseph T.F. Lau*Comments to Author , Kitty S. Fung*, Tze Wai Wong*, Jean H. Kim*, Eric Wong*, Sydney Chung*, Deborah Ho*, Louis Y. Chan*, S.F. Lui†, and Augustine Cheng*
Author affiliations: *Chinese University of Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China (SAR); †Hospital Authority, Government of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

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Table 2

Percentage with inconsistent hand hygienea

Category Control (n = 143)
Case (n = 72)
Matched OR (exact 95% CI)
p value
n % n %
After direct contact with SARS patients
4.83 (0.38 to ∞)
After direct contact with “patients in general”b
1.00 (0.02 to 19.21)
When there was “no patient contact”c 3 2.1 10 14.3 6.38 (1.64 to 36.17) 0.0044

aOR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome.
bInformation on 3 controls missing.
cInformation on 1 control and 2 case missing.

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