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Table 1 Socio-demographic and HCF related factors of medical waste management at Debre Markos town HCFs, northwest Ethiopia, June 2017 (n = 55)

From: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of waste handlers about medical waste management in Debre Markos town healthcare facilities, northwest Ethiopia

Socio demographic and HCF related variables Variable category Study participant n (%)
Working hours per day < 8 h/day 8 (14.5)
8 h/day 23 (41.8)
> 8 h/day 24 (4 3.6)
Working experience 6–10 2 (3.6)
1–5 49 (89.1)
11–15 3 (5.5)
> 15 1 (1.8)
Age group of the study participants (years) 21–25 29 (52.7)
< 21 11 (20.0)
26–30 8 (14.5)
31–35 2 (3.6)
> 40 5 (9.1)
Availability of personal protective equipment in the facility
 Duty Glove Yes 52 (94.5)
No 3 (5.5)
 Duty boot Yes 0
No 55 (100)
 Apron Yes 48 (87.3)
No 7 (12.7)