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Table 1 The socio-demographic, work and behavioral related characteristics of study participants in Bale zone hospital in 2018 (n = 272)

From: Decontamination of patient equipment: nurses’ self-reported decontamination practice in hospitals of southeast Ethiopia

Variables Category Frequency (n = 272) Percent (%)
Age (years) < 30 192 70.3
≥ 30 81 29.7
Sex Male 142 52.0
Female 131 48.0
Educational status 1st degree 153 56.0
Diploma 120 44.0
Marital status Married 156 57.1
Single 117 42.9
Service year in the current hospital (years) < 5 120 44.0
≥ 5 153 46.0
Ever had training on instrument decontamination Yes 34 12.5
No 239 87.5
Received supportive supervise Yes 209 76.6
No 64 23.4
Current working department Gynecology and obstetric ward, and operating room 88 32.2
Surgical and medical ward 85 31.1
Pediatrics 38 13.9
Outpatient department (OPD) and othera 62 22.7
  1. aMaternal and child health, Family planning, Emergency