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Table 2 Characteristics of HCWs in relation to frequency of 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 No (%) SP in the Past 12 months
No, never yes, once yes, 2–5 times yes, > 5 times
Sex
 Female 143(41.6) 27 40 60 16
 Male 201(58.4) 54 42 65 40
Age
 18–30 229(66.6) 61 54 86 28
 31–44 97(28.2) 19 24 33 21
 45–60 18 (5.2) 1 4 6 7
Marital status
 Unmarried/single 124(36) 37 32 40 15
 Married/Cohabiting 210(61) 43 46 82 39
 Widowed /separated/divorced 10(3) 1 4 3 2
Educational status
 Diploma and below 131(38.31) 30 42 43 16
 First degree 165(48) 43 35 67 20
 Doctorate 37(10.8) 7 4 11 15
 Masters 11(3.2) 1 1 4 5
Profession
 Doctors 37(10.8) 5 6 15 11
 Nurses 125(36.3) 27 27 49 22
 Midwives 49 (14.2) 14 12 17 6
 Pharmacists 26 (7.6) 6 9 9 32
 Laboratory technologists 29(8.4) 5 10 11 3
 Other professionalsa 78(22.7) 24 18 24 12
Work experiences
  ≤ 5 years 133(38.7) 39 36 42 16
 6–15 years 175(50.9) 38 37 71 29
  > 15 years 36(10.5) 4 9 12 11
Type of employment
 Temporary 7(2) 1 2 2 2
 Permanent 337(98) 80 80 123 54
  1. Keys: a = Radiologists, Anesthesia, Optometry, Health officers, Physiotherapy, Psychiatrists; HCW = Health care workers; SP=Sickness Presenteeism; No = Number; % = Percentage