Table 3

Glove behaviour among emergency medical service providers, overall and per country

NOverallFinlandSwedenDenmarkAustraliaP value
n (%)
Before patient contact513
 New gloves247 (48)43 (56)49 (32)117 (64)38 (39)0.000
 Continuous105 (21)19 (25)21 (14)16 (9)49 (50)
 No gloves161 (31)15 (19)86 (55)49 (27)11 (11)
Before aseptic/clean158
 New gloves22 (14)5 (12)4 (8)9 (33)4 (11)0.000
 Continuous101 (64)31 (72)25 (47)14 (52)31 (89)
 No gloves35 (22)7 (16)24 (45)4 (15)0