Table 2: Percentage reduction among groups.
% Reduction | Median (Minimum-Maximum/Range) | p |
5.25% NaOCI | 99.87 (99.50 - 99.95) | |
2% CHX | 99.97 (99.55 - 99.99)^{¥} | |
Gaseous O_{3} + O_{3} water | 95.00 (86.67 - 99.75)^{‡¥} | 0.001* |
Gaseous ozone | 90 (70 - 98)^{‡¥} | |
Saline | 0 (0 - 0)^{†} |
Kruskal wallis test ^{*}p < 0.01, Mann whitney U test p < 0.05; ^{†}The group that showed less bacterial reduction percentage than the other tested groups (p < 0.05);
^{‡}The group that showed less bacterial reduction percentage than CHX group (p < 0.05); ^{¥}The group that showed less bacterial reduction percentage than NaOCl group (p < 0.05).