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Table 1 Potential for exposure to hepatitis B virus infection by socio-demographic characteristics

From: Sero-prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis B virus infection among health care workers in a tertiary hospital in Uganda

    Potential for exposure to infection (%)
Characteristics Number Needle stick injury (Yes) Cuts (Yes) Muco-cutaneous exposure (Yes) Consistent use of gloves (Yes) Vaccinated (Yes) Use other protective gear (yes) Perceived risk of infection
         Low Moderate High
Sex           
   Female 272 68.8 20.6 41.3 55.2 4.4 9.6 13.4 25.4 61.2
   Male 98 65.3 29.6 40.2 56.1 11.2 15.3 15.3 33.7 51.0
Age           
   20-29 years 80 70.0 23.8 46.3 50.0 10.0 6.3 13.9 25.3 60.8
   30-39 years 168 72.5 23.4 47.3 56.9 4.8 10.8 13.3 29.7 57.0
   40-49 years 90 63.3 23.3 31.1 56.7 4.4 13.6 14.4 23.3 62.2
   50+ years 32 53.1 18.8 25.0 59.4 9.4 18.8 16.1 35.5 48.4
Religion           
   Catholics 99 66.7 20.2 29.3 55.6 5.1 13.1 14.4 29.9 55.7
   Protestants 160 70.0 28.1 43.0 52.5 2.5 9.4 13.2 28.9 57.9
   Moslems 27 59.3 25.9 48.2 63.0 3.7 7.7 3.7 11.1 85.2
   Other Christians 84 67.9 15.5 48.8 58.3 15.5 13.1 18.1 27.7 54.2
Marital status           
   Single 127 71.7 23.6 40.2 52.0 9.5 5.6 12.0 27.2 60.8
   Married 219 66.2 22.4 43.3 57.5 5.0 13.3 15.1 28.0 56.9
   Separated/widowed 24 62.5 25.0 25.0 54.2 0.0 20.8 13.0 26.1 60.9
Years in service           
   < 10 years 158 69.0 24.1 44.9 53.8 9.5 9.5 14.7 31.4 53.9
   10-19 years 119 73.1 20.2 44.4 60.5 2.5 10.3 11.9 22.0 66.1
   20+ years 93 59.1 24.7 30.1 51.6 5.4 15.1 15.2 28.3 56.5
Cadre           
   Doctor/specialist 79 72.2 31.7 57.7 51.9 20.3 16.5 15.6 35.1 49.4
   Clinical/dental officer 25 36.0 28.0 20.0 64.0 0.0 16.0 44.0 20.0 36.0
   Nurse 196 71.4 21.9 39.0 55.6 3.1 9.7 13.3 27.2 59.5
   Midwife 25 80.0 12.0 64.0 60.0 0.0 0.0 8.3 20.8 70.8
   Laboratory technician 22 72.7 18.2 18.2 18.2 4.6 4.8 0.0 22.7 77.3
   Nursing assistant 23 39.1 13.0 21.7 87.0 0.0 17.4 0.0 26.1 73.9
Department           
   Surgical departments 209 67.3 26.9 45.4 66.4 5.3 15.4 15.5 25.7 58.7
   Laboratories 19 61.1 16.7 11.8 22.2 5.6 5.9 0.0 22.2 77.8
   Medical/Paediatrics 142 69.5 18.4 39.0 44.0 7.8 5.0 13.0 30.9 56.1
Total 370 67.8 23.0 41.0 55.4 6.2 11.1 13.9 27.6 58.5