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Table 2 The frequency of study participants among each knowledge question 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

Variables Response
Yes
N (%)
No
N (%)
Not sure
N (%)
Does your facility generate MWs? 39 (70.9) 8 (14.5) 8 (14.5)
Do you know about medical waste management? 52 (94.5) 2 (3.6) 1 (1.8)
Is there any hazed associated with medical wastes? 54 (98.2) 0 1 (1.8)
Is needle-stick/sharp injury a concern? 54 (98.2) 1 (1.8) 0
Does wearing PPE reduce the risk of infection? 52 (94.5) 0 3 (5.5)
Are all medical wastes hazardous? 40 (72.7) 4 (7.3) 11 (20.0)
Do you know color coding segregation of medical wastes? 44 (80.0) 4 (7.3) 7 (12.7)
Should infectious waste containers be a label with biohazard symbol? 35 (63.6) 0 20 (36.4)
Should medical wastes be segregate at the source? 48 (87.3) 2 (3.6) 5 (9.1)
Does disinfection of medical wastes decrease infection transmission? 53 (96.4) 0 2 (3.6)
Do we need to close medical care waste containers while in transport? 50 (90.9) 2 (3.6) 3 (5.5)
Do we need to secure medical care wastes awaiting treatment/disposal? 50 (90.9) 1 (1.8) 4 (7.3)
Do you know about medical care waste disposal methods? 48 (87.3) 2 (3.6) 5 (9.1)