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Global variation in hand hygiene practices among adolescents: The role of family and school-level factors

Jatrana, Santosh; Hasan, Md. Mehedi; Mamun, Abdullah; Fatima, Y.

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While appropriate hand hygiene practices (HHP) are protective against infections, the paucity of evidence on global estimates and determinants of HHP in adolescents limits effective design and planning of intervention to improve HHP in young people. We examined the prevalence and correlates of HHP in adolescents. We used nationally representative data from the Global School-based Student Health Survey (2003–2017) from 92 countries. HHP were categorized as “ap-propriate”, “inappropriate” and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorJatrana, Santosh
dc.contributor.authorHasan, Md. Mehedi
dc.contributor.authorMamun, Abdullah
dc.contributor.authorFatima, Y.
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-31T04:15:37Z
dc.date.available2022-10-31T04:15:37Z
dc.identifier.citationJatrana, S.; Hasan, M..M.; Mamun, A.A.; Fatima, Y. Global Variation in Hand Hygiene Practices Among Adolescents: The Role of Family and School-Level Factors. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 4984. https://doi.org/10.3390/ ijerph18094984
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/276818
dc.description.abstractWhile appropriate hand hygiene practices (HHP) are protective against infections, the paucity of evidence on global estimates and determinants of HHP in adolescents limits effective design and planning of intervention to improve HHP in young people. We examined the prevalence and correlates of HHP in adolescents. We used nationally representative data from the Global School-based Student Health Survey (2003–2017) from 92 countries. HHP were categorized as “ap-propriate”, “inappropriate” and “lacking” based on the information about “hand washing before eating”, “hand washing after using the toilet”, and “hand washing with soap”. Multinomial logistic regression analyses were used to assess the role of socio-demographic, health, lifestyle, school, and family-related variables in HHP. Among 354,422 adolescents (13–17 years), only 30.3% were found to practice appropriate hand hygiene. Multivariable models suggest that sedentary behavior (ad-justed relative risk ratio (ARRR) 1.41, 95% CI 1.31–1.51)), and bullying victimization (ARRR 1.20, 95% CI 1.10–1.30) promoted inappropriate HHP. In contrast, parental supervision (ARRR 0.55, 95% CI 0.50–0.59) and parental bonding (ARRR 0.81, 95% CI 0.75–0.87) were protective against inappropriate HHP. From a policy perspective, hand hygiene promotion policies and programs should fo-cus on both school (bullying, exercise) and family-level factors (parental supervision and parental bonding) factors.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherM D P I AG
dc.rights© 2021 by the authors
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dc.sourceInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.subjecthand hygiene
dc.subjecthand washing
dc.subjectglobal
dc.subjectadolescents
dc.subjectschool children
dc.titleGlobal variation in hand hygiene practices among adolescents: The role of family and school-level factors
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume18
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-05-04
dc.date.issued2021-05-07
local.identifier.absfor440305 - Population trends and policies
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB19281
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.mdpi.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationJatrana, Santosh, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHasan, Md. Mehedi, The University of Queensland
local.contributor.affiliationMamun, Abdullah, University of Queensland
local.contributor.affiliationFatima, Y., University of Queensland
local.bibliographicCitation.issue9
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage14
local.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph18094984
dc.date.updated2021-11-28T07:25:41Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85105369603
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