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Table 2 Prevalence and circumstances of needle stick injury among 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 (%)
NSI Yes 123 48.5
No 129 50.5
Duration Within 1 year 87 34.5
Before a year 36 14.3
How often Once 84 68.3
Two to four times 29 23.6
≥ five times 7 5.7
Didn’t recall 3 2.4
Materials leading to injury Hallow bore needle 71 57.7
Suturing needle 35 28.5
Cannula 18 13.8
Working shift Day 57 46.3
Night 66 53.7
Working area/unit OPD 10 8.1
Emergency 19 15.4
Pediatric ward 21 17.1
Medical 19 15.4
Surgical 26 21.1
OR 15 12.2
OBY-GYNI 7 5.7
ICU 6 4.9
Condition of working environment Bright light 16 13.0
Dim light 47 38.2
Noisy 56 45.5
Room temperature 4 3.3
Injury type Superficial 69 56.1
Moderate 50 40.6
Deep 4 3.3
Did you get Rx after injury? Yes 37 30.1
No 86 69.9
Did you use PPE? Yes 208 82.5
No 44 17.5
Type of PPE used Single glove 123 59.4
Double glove 73 35.3
Mask 9 4.3
Goggle 2 1.0
Did you safety box? Yes 240 95.2
No 12 4.8
Did your hospital has IP guideline? Yes 177 70.2
No 75 29.8
Did you follow IP guide line? Yes 190 75.4
No 62 24.6
Did you received HBV Vaccine? Yes 177 70.2
No 75 29.8
Did you received HBV IP training? Yes 185 73.4
No 67 26.6