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Hand Hygiene, Mask-Wearing Behaviors and Its Associated Factors during the COVID-19 Epidemic: A Cross-Sectional Study among Primary School Students in Wuhan, China

by 1,†, 1,†, 1, 2, 1 and 1,*
1
School of Health Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, China
2
School of Mathematics and Statistics, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, China
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These authors contributed equally to this manuscript and were listed as co-first authors.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(8), 2893; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17082893
Received: 5 April 2020 / Revised: 17 April 2020 / Accepted: 20 April 2020 / Published: 22 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Children's Health)
Although the emphasis on behaviors of hand-washing and mask-wearing was repeated during the pandemic of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), not everyone paid enough attention to this. A descriptive statistic was used to make sense of the status of hand hygiene and mask-wearing among primary school students in Wuhan, China. A binary logistic regression analysis was conducted to identify the risk factors affecting the behaviors of hand-washing and mask-wearing. p < 0.05 (two-sides) was considered as significant at statistics. 42.05% of the primary school students showed a good behavior of hand-washing, while 51.60% had a good behavior of mask-wearing. Gender, grade, out-going history, father’s occupation, mother’s educational background, and the time filling out the survey were significantly associated with hand hygiene, whereas grade, mother’s educational background, and residence were associated with mask-wearing. The behaviors of hand-washing and mask-wearing among primary school students were influenced by gender, grade, and other factors, therefore, parents should make efforts of behavior guidance whereas governments should enlarge medium publicity. View Full-Text
Keywords: hand hygiene; mask-wearing behavior; risk factors; COVID-19; primary school student hand hygiene; mask-wearing behavior; risk factors; COVID-19; primary school student
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Chen, X.; Ran, L.; Liu, Q.; Hu, Q.; Du, X.; Tan, X. Hand Hygiene, Mask-Wearing Behaviors and Its Associated Factors during the COVID-19 Epidemic: A Cross-Sectional Study among Primary School Students in Wuhan, China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2893. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17082893

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Chen X, Ran L, Liu Q, Hu Q, Du X, Tan X. Hand Hygiene, Mask-Wearing Behaviors and Its Associated Factors during the COVID-19 Epidemic: A Cross-Sectional Study among Primary School Students in Wuhan, China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(8):2893. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17082893

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Chen, Xuyu, Li Ran, Qing Liu, Qikai Hu, Xueying Du, and Xiaodong Tan. 2020. "Hand Hygiene, Mask-Wearing Behaviors and Its Associated Factors during the COVID-19 Epidemic: A Cross-Sectional Study among Primary School Students in Wuhan, China" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 8: 2893. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17082893

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