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Table 1 Socio-demographic and employment characteristics of participants

From: A health worker knowledge, attitudes and practices survey of SARS-CoV-2 infection prevention and control in South Africa

Characteristic (N) Categories n Percentage (%)
Age (N = 264) 18–29 years 45 17.0
30–39 years 92 34.8
40–49 years 74 28.0
50–59 years 46 17.4
≥ 60 years 7 2.7
Gender (N = 277) Female 165 59.6
Male 112 40.4
Education – highest level completed (N = 264) Primary school 6 2.3
Secondary school 117 44.3
Diploma 68 25.8
Undergraduate degree 41 15.5
Postgraduate degree 32 12.1
Occupation (N = 279) Cleaner 40 14.3
Clerk 44 15.8
Clinical associate 5 1.8
Medical doctor 42 15.1
Nurse 49 17.6
Porter 32 11.5
Security 42 15.1
Other 25 9.0
Province of employment (N = 286) Gauteng 57 19.9
Limpopo 56 19.6
Mpumalanga 78 27.3
North West 95 33.2
Type of facility where employed (N = 286) Community health centre 21 7.3
District hospital 129 45.1
Regional hospital 67 23.4
Tertiary hospital 46 16.1
Central hospital 7 2.5
Specialised psychiatric hospital 16 5.6
Years of experience (N = 206) 0–9 years 124 60.2
10–19 years 50 24.3
20–29 years 15 7.3
≥ 30 years 17 8.3