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Table 1 The socio-demographic characteristics of participants, Dessie referral hospital in 2018 (n = 151)

From: Prevalence of needle-stick and sharp object injuries and its associated factors among staff nurses in Dessie referral hospital Amhara region, Ethiopia, 2018

Variables Frequency (n = 151) Percent (%)
Gender
 Male 98 65.0
 Female 53 35.0
Age
 18–24 40 25
 25–30 51 36
 31–35 36 23.1
 36–40 14 9
 > 41 10 6.5
Marital status
 Single 72 46.7
 Married 79 52.3
Educational status
 Diploma 46 30.4
 B.sc. 104 69.0
 M.sc. 1 0.6
Work experience (years)
 <3 60 39.0
 4–10 75 48.1
 11–15 16 9.0
 > 15 7 3.9
  1. B.sc., Bachelor of Science; M.sc., Master of Science