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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of respondents by sex, age, educational status and departments, Hawassa, Southern Ethiopia, 2014 (N = 496)

From: Magnitude of splash exposure and associated factors among health care workers in Hawassa referral and Adare District hospitals, January 2014

Variables Hawassa Referral H (%) Adare District H (%) Total (%)
Sex Male 128 (25.81) 33 (6.65) 161 (32.5)
Female 274 (55.24) 61 (12.30) 335 (67.5)
Age 15–24 93 (18.75) 29 (5.85) 122 (24.6)
25–34 230 (46.37) 55 (11.09) 285 (57.5)
35–44 65 (13.10) 7 (1.43) 72 (14.5)
>44 14 (2.82) 3 (0.6) 17 (3.4)
Educational status Below diplomaa 126 (25.4) 21 (4.23) 147 (29.6)
Diplomab 125 (25.2) 46 (9.27) 171 (34.5)
Degree and abovec 151 (30.45) 27 (5.44) 178 (35.89)
Department Outpatient department 152 (30.65) 46 (9.27) 198 (39.9)
Inpatient department 147 (29.64) 20 (4.03) 167 (33.7)
Delivery and operation room 73 (14.72) 17 (3.43) 90 (18.1)
other@ 30 (6.05) 11 (2.22) 41 (8.3)
  1. Other@ = includes ENT, Dermatology, Dental unit, Oncology unit
  2. aHave educational status with no certification on specific skill
  3. bTrained on specific subject and certified with that specific skill, but with educational status of below bachelor of science/art
  4. cIncludes those who holds bachelor of science/, master of science/art, PhD, and above