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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of medical waste handlers (MWHs) and non-clinical waste handlers (NCWHs), at Gondar town Health institutions, 2011

From: Seroprevalence of hepatitis B and C viruses among medical waste handlers at Gondar town Health institutions, Northwest Ethiopia

Socio-demographic characteristics Frequency (N = %)
  MWHs (N = 100) NCWHs (N = 100)
Gender   
   Male 4(4.0) 3(3.0)
   Female 96(96.0) 97(97.0)
Age   
   18-28 37(37.0) 34(34.0)
   29-39 22(22.0) 35(35.0)
   40-50 35(35.0) 11(11.0)
   50-60 6(6.0) 0(0.0)
Marital status   
   Single 31(31.0) 49(49.0)
   Married 47(47.0) 48(48.0)
   Divorced 17(17.0) 2(2.0)
   widowed 5(5.0) 0(0.0)
Educational level   
   Illiteracy 2(2.0) 0(0.0)
   Writing & reading 3(3.0) 1(1.0)
   Primary school 39(39.0) 30(30.0)
   Secondary school 42(42.0) 40(40.0)
   Certificate 11(11.0) 26(26.0)
   Diploma & above 3(3.0) 3(3.0)
Year of services   
   < 1 22(22.0) 16(16.0)
   1-5 31(31.0) 67(76.0)
   5-10 8(8.0) 15(15.0)
   10-15 6(6.0) 2(2.0)
   15+ 33(33.0) 0(0.0)
Working institution   
   GUH 85(85.0) 25(25.0)a*
   HC 15(15.0) 75(75.0)b *
  1. GUH Gondar University Hospital, HC Health centres, a*: College of Medicine and Health Sciences; b *: Maraki and Tewodros Campus