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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of nurses working in public hospitals of Dessie Town, March, 2016 (n = 252)

From: Prevalence of needle stick injury and its associated factors among nurses working in public hospitals of Dessie town, Northeast Ethiopia, 2016

Variables Description Frequency Percent (%)
Sex Male 111 44
Female 141 56
Age group 20–29 years 171 67.9
30–39 years 35 13.9
40–49 years 46 18.2
Experience ≤ 5 years 168 66.7
5–10 yeas 31 12.3
> 10 years 53 21.0
Educational status Diploma 100 39.7
Degree and above 152 60.3
Working hours per week ≤ 40 h 201 79.8
> 40 h 51 20.2