Hand Washing Statistics: People Don't Wash Hands - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Hand Washing Statistics: People Don’t Wash Hands

Some statistics illustrating that people don't wash their hands. Excerpt from the 2006 Minnesota Handwashing Tool Kit.

  • American Society of Microbiology studies showed:
    • 97% of females and 92% of males say they wash
      • of these only 75% females and 58% males washed
    • 50% of middle and high school students say they wash
      • of these 33% of females and only 8% of males used soap while washing hands
  • Minnesota Department of Health led three observational studies:

(Source: 2006 Minnesota Handwashing Tool Kit)

Updated Monday, 03-Oct-2016 10:19:45 CDT