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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 A. and Fatima, Yaqoot 2021, Global variation in hand hygiene practices among adolescents: the role of family and school-level factors, International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 1-14, doi: 10.3390/ijerph18094984.

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Title Global variation in hand hygiene practices among adolescents: the role of family and school-level factors
Author(s) Jatrana, Santosh
Hasan, Md Mehedi
Mamun, Abdullah A.
Fatima, Yaqoot
Journal name International journal of environmental research and public health
Volume number 18
Issue number 9
Article ID 4984
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Publisher MDPI AG
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2021
ISSN 1661-7827
1660-4601
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Environmental Sciences
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
hand hygiene
hand washing
global
adolescents
school children
HEALTH
ASSOCIATIONS
BEHAVIOR
RISK
Summary 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 “appropriate”, “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 (adjusted 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 focus on both school (bullying, exercise) and family-level factors (parental supervision and parental bonding) factors.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/ijerph18094984
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HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30151704

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