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Table 2 Sharps injury among HCP

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

Variables Categories n = 64 %
Incident of sharps injury during the last 12 months One times 42 21.5
Two times 18 9.2
Three times 3 1.5
Incident of sharps injury during the last month One times 19 9.7
Not injured 45 23.1
Type of sharps injury Needle sticks 42 21.4
Glasses item 4 2.1
Intravenous cannula 11 5.6
Scalpel blade 4 2.1
Others 3 1.5
Type of sharps injury Slight skin penetration 15 7.7
Superficial 46 23.6
Mechanism of sharps injury During recapping 8 4.1
Sudden movement of patients 40 20.5
During sharp collection 11 5.6
Other 5 2.6
Part of body injured Hand 32 16.4
Finger 31 15.9
Mechanism of sharps injury inflicted Self 60 30.8
Non-compliant patient 4 2.1
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