Time interval | No. of temps recorded at each time interval (% temps that were T_{max}s) among isolates of: | ||||||
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S. aureus | CONS | Enterococcus spp. | E. coli | Enterobacter cloacae | P. aeruginosa | K. pneumoniae | |

More than 24 h to 1 h prior to the T-IPBC | 342 (23) | 169 (22) | 146 (20) | 173 (20) | 24 (25) | 61 (18) | 98 (23) |

One hour prior to 1 h after the T-IPBC | 222 (23) | 88 (16) | 85 (22) | 121 (23) | 23 (22) | 41 (29) | 62 (21) |

One hour to >24 h after the T-IPBC | 425 (29) | 183 (30) | 153 (29) | 232 (27) | 34 (32) | 72 (26) | 127 (25) |

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*a*CONS, coagulase-negative staphylococci.*P*values for the number of temperatures recorded at each time interval were 0.619 for*S. aureus*, 0.113 for CONS, 0.389 for*Enterococcus*spp., 0.589 for*E. coli*, 0.368 for*Enterobacter cloacae*, 0.265 for*P. aeruginosa*, and 0.840 for*K. pneumoniae*.