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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of HCWs

From: Health care workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices on tuberculosis infection control, Nepal

Variables Categories Frequency Percentage
Age 18–30 years 63 33.2
31–40 years 69 36.3
Above 40 years 58 30.5
Mean + SD (range) 36 ± 9.7 (18-59)   
Sex Male 70 36.8
Female 120 63.2
Educational level Secondary and below 130 68.4
Tertiary and above 60 31.6
Job category Physician 8 4.2
Nurse 20 10.5
CHWs 80 42.1
Lab/X-ray technician 20 10.5
Ward attendant/support staff 31 16.3
Administrative staff 31 16.3
Duration of employment Less than 1 year 16 8.4
1–4 years 54 28.4
5–9 years 48 25.3
10 years and above 72 37.9
Training or orientation on TB Clinical staff 48 25.3
Lab/x-ray staff 10 5.3
Ward attendant/support staff 1 0.5
Administrative staff 2 1.1
Training or orientation on TB IC Yes 7 11.5
(n = 61) No 54 88.5