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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of laboratory professionals working in Amhara National Regional State public hospitals, 2016 (n = 336)

From: Intentions to leave and associated factors among laboratory professionals working at Amhara National Regional State public hospitals, Ethiopia: an institution-based cross-sectional study

Variables Category Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Age in years 20–29 226 67.3
30–39 99 29.5
≥ 40 11 3.3
Sex Male 216 64.3
Female 120 35.7
Educational level Diploma 128 38.0
B.Sc. degree 188 56.0
Above degree 20 6.0
Type of hospital Referral 129 38.4
General 42 12.5
Primary 16 49.1
Work experience in years < 1 31 9.2
1–5 122 36.3
6–10 142 42.3
> 10 41 12.2
Marital status Unmarried 182 54.2
Married 154 45.8
Current position Head 19 5.6
Quality officer 18 5.4
Safety officer 13 3.9
Laboratory member 286 85.1
Monthly salary (ETB) < 3145 129 38.5
3145–3911 109 32.4
3912–4725 32 9.5
> 4725 66 19.6
  1. ETB Ethiopian Birr