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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of laboratory professionals, Hawassa Town, Southern Ethiopia (N = 72)

From: Performance evaluation of laboratory professionals on malaria microscopy in Hawassa Town, Southern Ethiopia

Variables Number Percent (%)
Age in year   
 20-30 59 81.9%
 31-40 12 16.7
 >41 1 1.4
Sex   
 Male 31 43.1
 Female 41 56.9
Place of work   
 - Government hospitals 32 44.4
 - Private hospitals 9 12.5
 - Government health centers 31 43.1
Educational status   
 Diploma 44 61.1
 Degree 19 26.4
 Advance standing 9 12.5
Experience in routine malaria diagnosis   
 <2 years 16 22.2
 ≥2 years 56 77.8
Participation in in-service training about malaria microscopy   
 Yes 23 31.9
 No 49 68.1
Frequency of participation in malaria microscopy training   
 Once 18 78.3
 Twice 3 13
 3 times 2 8.7
Have you ever been supervised by regional or national laboratories   
 Yes 30 41.7
 No 42 58.3
Do you use RDT for malaria diagnosis   
 Yes 8 11.1
 No 64 88.9