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Table 1 Showing socio-demographic and health facility related characteristics for the evaluation of safety precaution in Gondar University referral hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018

From: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of healthcare professionals regarding infection prevention at Gondar University referral hospital, northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Socio-demographic and HC related variables Variable category Frequency n (%)
Age group ≤ 25 years 26 (9.2%)
26–30 years 166 (58.9%)
≥ 31 years 90 (31.9%)
Working department OPD 60 (21.3%)
Ward 139 (49.3%)
Laboratory 32 (11.3%)
Emergency 24 (8.5%)
Others 27 (9.6%)
Working hours per day 8 h 180 (63.8%)
More than 8 h 102 (36.2%)
Number of study participants by the dose of HBV vaccine they completed First dose 12 (4.3%)
Second dose 40 (14.2%)
Third dose 190 (67.4%)
Availability of sufficient quantity PPE in the department Yes 118 (41.8%)
No 139 (49.3%)
Not sure 25 (8.9%)
Availability of safety guidelines/manuals in the department/section Yes 135 (47.9%)
No 118 (41.8%)
Not sure 29 (10.3%)
Source of information about safety precaution Training 57 (20.2%)
Guideline 129 (45.7%)
Friend 63 (22.3%)
Others 33 (11.7%)
  1. HC health care, HBV hepatitis B virus, PPE personal protective equipment, BSc Bachelor of Science, MSc Master of Science, OPD outpatient department