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Table 1 Sociodemographic Characteristics of Medical and Non Medical waste Handlers.

From: Hepatitis B virus infection among medical waste handlers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Socio demographic characteristic MWHs NMWHs
  N O (%) N O (%)
Gender   
   Male 40(31.7) 35(27.8)
   Female 86(68.3) 91(72.2)
Age   
   Mean ± SD 35.7 ± 9.7 33.5 ± 6.7
Length of Service   
   Median 9.5 7.5
   mean+ SD 12 ± 10 10 ± 6.5
Educational status   
   Primary or Less 58(46) 55(43.7)
   Secondary or More 68(54) 71(56.3)
Marital Status   
   single 28(22.2) 33(26.2)
   Married 98(77.8) 93(73.8)
Work site   
   In patient wards 38(30.2)  
   Emergency wards 18(14.3)  
   Surgical site 20(15.9)  
   Laboratory 8 (6.3)  
   Delivery room 12(9.5)  
Laundry 15(11.9)  
   Disposal sectors 15(11.9)  
   Cafeterias   20(15.9)
   Students & residence staffs dormitories   21(16.7)
   Administration offices   40(31.7)
   Class rooms   45(35.7)