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Table 5 Needle stick injuries among various categories of health care workers from 2002–2007

From: Impact of infection control activities on the rate of needle stick injuries at a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan over a period of six years: an observational study

Years Doctors Nurses Domestic Phlebotomists Technicians Midwives Others* # of NSI
2002 51 59 26 14 28 6 24 208
2003 86 43 22 20 29 3 43 246
2004 71 44 39 36 15 3 47 255
2005 74 57 39 23 27 2 56 278
2006 51 50 23 17 16 2 42 201
2007 61 30 18 11 42 4 28 194
Total 394 283 167 121 157 20 240 1382
% 28.5 20.4 12 8.7 11.5 1.4 17.5 100
  1. * Students, CSSD, kitchen, laundry and security staff