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Table 4 Perceived risk of occupational hazards

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

Types of occupational hazards Yes No
Frequency Percent Frequency Percent
Needle prick injury 274 94.5 16 5.5
Body contact with retroviral patients 151 52.1 139 47.9
Exposure to radiation 219 75.5 71 24.5
Assault from patients 224 77.2 66 22.8
Assault from co-workers 184 63.4 106 36.6
Direct contact with patients’ body fluid 268 92.4 22 7.6
Routine night shifts 172 59.3 114 39.3