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Table 2 Exposure frequency score and lead apron wearing rate, according to general characteristics

From: Relating factors to wearing personal radiation protectors among healthcare professionals

Characteristics Exposure frequency score Wearing lead apron n (%) Chi-squared test
Sex    <0.001
 Male 7.20 ± 4.69 2967 (52.9)  
 Female 5.99 ± 4.06 1289 (39.6)  
Age (years)    0.066
 20–29 7.75 ± 4.28 1260 (46.1)  
 30–39 6.93 ± 4.68 1790 (49.4)  
 40–49 5.68 ± 4.26 927 (47.9)  
  ≥ 50 4.53 ± 3.71 279 (49.3)  
Duration of employment (years)    0.206
  < 10 7.28 ± 4.54 2687 (48.7)  
 10–19 6.09 ± 4.41 1027 (46.4)  
  ≥ 20 5.50 ± 4.12 542 (48.3)  
Hospital type    <0.001
 General hospital 8.21 ± 4.88 2388 (63.0)  
 Hospital 7.07 ± 4.42 990 (51.3)  
 Clinic 4.41 ± 2.93 683 (35.6)  
 Dental hospital/clinic 5.56 ± 3.32 116 (13.3)  
 Public health center 5.14 ± 3.92 79 (22.8)  
Job title    <0.001
 Radiologic technologist 7.27 ± 4.59 3620 (50.3)  
 Doctor 2.87 ± 2.95 225 (70.3)  
 Dentist/dental hygienist 5.14 ± 3.10 138 (15.0)  
 Nurse/nursing assistant 4.56 ± 3.76 273 (64.5)