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Table 2 E. coli on ETB among studied risk variables of food handlers at Haramaya University and the surrounding

From: Contamination of Ethiopian paper currency notes from various food handlers with E. coli

Variables No. of examined Positive no. (%) P value
Source—food type handled
 Butcher—meat handlers 62 44 (71.0) P < 0.05
 Open market—milk sellers 17 8 (47.1)
 Dairy station—milk sellers 39 34 (87.2)
 Cafeteria—Bread and relate handlers 59 43 (72.9)
 Supermarket—Fruit and vegetables handlers 63 48 (76.2)
Currency notes
 Birr 1 48 41 (85.4) P > 0.05
 Birr 5 53 40 (75.5)
 Birr 10 43 32 (75.5)
 Birr 50 50 36 (72.0)
 Birr 100 46 28 (60.9)
Handlers age in years
 11–20 81 67 (82.7) P > 0.05
 21–30 94 67 (71.3)  
 31–40 65 43 (66.2)  
Handlers sex
 Female 114 84 (73.7) P > 0.05
 Male 126 93 (73.8)  
Total 240 177 (73.8)