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Table 1 Characteristics of HCW in relation to SP, Western Ethiopia, 2017 (N = 344)

From: Sick at work: prevalence and determinants among healthcare workers, western Ethiopia: an institution based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage (%)
Sex
 Female 143 41.6
 Male 201 58.4
Age group
 18–30 229 66.6
 31–44 97 28.2
 45–60 18 5.2
Marital status
 Unmarried/single 124 36.0
 Married/Cohabiting 210 61.0
 Widowed /separated/divorced 10 3.0
Professional category
 Nurses 124 36.0
 Midwives 48 14.0
 Doctors 37 11.0
 Laboratory technologists 28 8.0
 Pharmacists 28 8.0
 Others professionalsa 79 23.0
Educational status
 Diploma and below 131 38.0
 First degree 165 48.0
 Doctorate (medical and dentists) 37 10.8
 Masters (clinical) 11 3.2
Work experience
 1–5 years 133 38.7
 6–15 years 175 50.9
  > 15 years 36 10.5
Type of employment
 Temporary 7 2.0
 Permanent 337 98.0
  1. Keys: - a = Anesthesia, Health officers, Optometrists, Physiotherapists, Psychiatrists, Radiologists, HCWs = Healthcare workers; N=Number; SP=Sickness Presenteeism