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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of HCP

From: Occupational exposure to sharps injury among healthcare providers in Ethiopia regional hospitals

Variables Categories n = 195 %
Sex Male 80 41.0
Female 115 59.0
Marital status Married 98 50.3
Single 97 49.7
Age <25 31 15.9
25–30 110 56.4
31–40 42 21.5
>40 12 6.2
Experience year 1–5 109 55.9
5–9 57 29.2
10–14 18 9.2
≥15 11 5.6
Profession Nurse 85 43.6
Midwife 21 10.8
Medical laboratory science 23 11.8
Othersa 66 33.8
Name of hospital Debre Berhan Referral Hospital 176 90.3
Ayu hospital 19 9.7
Unit Emergency 22 11.3
Outpatient department 32 16.4
Pediatrics 23 11.8
Medical 20 10.3
Surgical 23 11.8
Maternal and child health 35 17.9
Laboratory 25 12.8
Othersb 15 7.7
HBV vaccination Yes 23 11.8
No 172 88.2
  1. aPhysicians, Porters, Health officers, Anesthetist, Emergency Surgeons
  2. bOphthalmology, dental, psychiatry, anesthesia
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