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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of occupational hazards and safety practices in Nigerian healthcare workers

Description of variables Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Age range of respondents (n = 290)
≤19 02 0.7
20–29 100 34.5
30–39 134 46.2
40–49 39 13.4
50–59 15 5.2
Sex (n = 290)
Male 129 44.5
Female 161 55.5
Religion (n = 290)
Christianity 272 93.8
Islam 16 5.5
Traditional 02 0.7
Ethnicity (n = 290)
Yoruba 252 86.9
Igbo 37 12.8
Hausa 01 0.3
Marital status (n = 290)
Single 110 37.9
Married 179 61.7
Others (divorced) 01 0.3
Occupation (n = 290)
Medical doctor 123 42.4
Nurse/midwife 152 52.4
Nursing assistant (ward maid) 15 5.2
Years of working experience (n = 290)
1–5 153 52.8
6–10 78 26.9
11–15 29 10.0
16–20 10 3.4
>20 20 6.9
Educational qualification (n = 290)
Secondary school leaving certificate 06 2.1
Nursing diploma certificate 61 21.0
Bachelor’s degree 204 70.3
Completed master’s degree 19 6.6