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Table 2 Survey on how to dispose of blood-contaminated tampon in pateints

From: A survey on the disposal of blood-contaminated tampon after dental extraction

Question First (n = 187) Second χ2 P
Un-educated (n = 190) Educated (n = 192)
Where did you finally throw the tampon postoperatively?
 Clinical waste box 11 (5.88 %) 15 (7.89 %) 36 (18.75 %) 17.7581 <0.01
 Self-sealing plastic bag 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 7 (3.65 %)   
 Clinic’s toilet 16 (8.56 %) 20 (10.53 %) 23 (11.98 %)   
 Roads’ dustbin 62 (33.16 %) 54 (28.42 %) 45 (23.44 %)   
 Home’ wastebin 71 (37.97 %) 76 (40 %) 48 (40.00 %)   
 Other 15 (8.02 %) 14 (7.37 %) 19 (9.90 %)   
 Forget 12 (6.42 %) 11 (5.79 %) 14 (7.29 %)   
Had you touched the tampon by hand?
 Yes 98 (52.41 %) 112 (58.95 %) 96 (50 %) 2.4925 >0.05
 No 79 (42.25 %) 70 (36.84 %) 84 (43.75 %)   
 Forget 10 (5.35 %) 8 (4.21 %) 12 (6.25 %)   
If yes, whether you wash your hands immediately and thoroughly?
 Yes 57 (58.16 %) 54 (48.21 %) 64 (66.67 %) 6.0469 <0.05
 No 32 (32.65 %) 45 (40.18 %) 25 (26.04 %)   
 Forget 9 (9.18 %) 13 (11.61 %) 7 (7.29 %)   
Do you know the blood-contaminated tampon may cause cross infection?
 Yes 126 (67.38 %) 117 (61.58 %) 178 (92.71 %) 52.616 <0.01
 No 61 (32.62 %) 73 (38.42 %) 14 (7.29 %)   
Do you know how to dispose of the blood-contaminated tampon correctly?
 Yes 0 (0.00 %) 3 (1.58 %) 154 (80.21 %) 243.897 <0.01
 No 187 (100.00 %) 187 (98.42 %) 38 (19.79 %)   
If you are a patient with blood-transmitted disease, do you dispose of the blood-contaminated tampon correctly?
 Yes 10 (35.71 %) 12 (41.38 %) 27 (79.41 %) 9.5995 <0.01
 No 18 (64.29 %) 17 (58.62 %) 7 (20.59 %)