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Table 1 Surgical Safety Checklist utilization among operated surgical patients at University of Gondar hospital, 2013(N = 282)

From: Compliance with Surgical Safety Checklist completion in the operating room of University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Use of Surgical Safety Checklist
Yesb (n = 112) No (n = 170) Total operated (n = 282)
Age
 5–20 24 (21.1) 28 (16.5) 52 (18.4)
 21–40 38 (34.0) 78 (45.9) 116 (41.2)
 ≥41 50 (44.9) 64 (37.6) 114 (40.4)
Sex
 Male 66 (58.9) 85 (50.0) 151 (53.5)
 Female 46 (41.1) 85 (50.0) 131 (46.5)
Type of anesthesia
 General 85 (75.9) 112 (65.9) 197 (69.9)
 Spinal 27 (24.1) 58 (34.1) 85 (30.1)
State of surgery
 Elective 43 (38.4) 66 (38.8) 109 (38.7)
 Emergency 69 (61.6) 104 (61.2) 173 (61.3)
Time of operation
 Day 60 (53.6) 71 (41.8) 131 (46.5)
 Night 52 (46.4) 99 (58.2) 151 (53.5)
Type of procedure
 Obstetrics and gynecology 46 (41.1) 37 (21.8) 83 (29.4)
 Surgerya 66 (58.9) 133 (78.2) 199 (70.6)
  1. aSurgery—urology, head, neck and breast, vascular, plastic surgery, abdominal, orthopedic, ear–nose–throat surgery
  2. bDoes not mean that all items on all three parts of the checklist have been ‘ticked off’