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Table 3 Frequency distribution of study participants among each Likert item of medical waste management at Debre Markos town HCFs, northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 55)

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

Predictor variables Response options
Disagree n (%) Neutral n (%) Agree n (%)
Proper medical waste handling is an issue 6 (10.9) 1 (1.8) 48 (87.3)
Safe medical waste management need a teamwork 9 (16.4) 5 (9.1) 41 (74.5)
HIV can be transmitted through medical wastes 13 (23.6) 0 42 (76.4)
HBV can be transmitted through medical wastes 6 (10.9) 9 (16.4) 40 (72.7)
Medical wastes do not transmit any infectious diseases 10 (18.2) 1 (1.8) 44 (80.0)
Medical wastes should be segregated at the point of generation 4 (7.3) 2 (3.6) 49 (89.1)
Medical waste segregation can facilitate safe handling 5 (9.1) 1 (1.8) 49 (89.1)
Proper medical wastes disposal can prevent infection transmission 7 (12.7) 0 48 (87.3)
Medical waste disinfection can reduce the chance of contracting the infection 5 (9.1) 1 (1.8) 49 (89.1)
Wearing personal protective equipment help to reduce the risk of infection 5 (9.1) 0 50 (90.9)
Medical wastes management add the extra burden of work 8 (14.5) 1 (1.8) 46 (83.6)
Infectious medical wastes should be disinfected before disposal 9 (16.4) 3 (5.5) 43 (78.2)