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International hygiene study: India rated low in personal hygiene

November 9, 2011

An international study by the Hygiene Council rated 12 countries on the basis of personal and household hygiene. The scores for handwashing and household hygiene are below:

Percentage of respondents who wash hands 5+ times daily

Percentage with high household hygiene score
The research study sought to characterize the key determinants of personal and household hygiene behaviours that affect health cross-culturally; to pinpoint the key factors in different personalities and settings that determine hygiene behaviour, and highlight those that can be modified to improve health. Read more.