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Table 4 Number of contacts per occupational category

From: Contact among healthcare workers in the hospital setting: developing the evidence base for innovative approaches to infection control

Occupational Category
Admin/Sup Nurses Other HCW Physicians % Total %
Question ↓
A1) Direct contact with patients per day 1019 1159 459 262 2899
A2) Direct contact with > 20 patients per day (% of A1) 261 (25.6%) 260 (22.4%) 106 (23.0%) 88 (33.6%) 715 (24.7%)
B1) Direct contact with any one patient per day 1022 1158 458 262 2900
B2) > 20 min of direct contact with any one patient per day (% of B1) 71 (6.9%) 781 (67.4%) 237 (51.7%) 77 (29.4%) 1166 (40.2%)
C1) Indirect contact with patients per day 985 1140 449 249 2823
C2) Indirect contact with > 20 patients per day (% of C1) 225 (22.8%) 274 (24.0%) 130 (29.0%) 60 (24.1%) 689 (24.4%)
D1) Direct contact with HCWs/day 1012 1140 445 243 2840
D2) Direct contact with > 20 HCWs/day (% of D1) 223 (22.0%) 253 (22.2%) 127 (28.5%) 34 (14.0%) 637 (22.4%)