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Table 1 Demographic and professional characteristics of healthcare workers in public hospitals in Wollega Zones, 2020 (N = 404)

From: Healthcare workers’ compliance and its potential determinants to prevent COVID-19 in public hospitals in Western Ethiopia

Variables Category Frequency (N) Percentages (%)
Sex Male 275 68.1
Female 129 31.9
Age (years) (mean ± SD, 31.2 ± 6.24) (range: 21–58) 20–29 196 48.5
30–39 163 40.3
≥40 45 11.1
Marital status Married 289 71.5
Single 113 28.0
Othersa 2 0.5
Having child/old Yes 280 69.3
No 124 30.7
Level of hospital Primary 180 44.6
General 174 43.1
Specialized 50 12.4
Professional occupation Medical doctor 50 12.4
Nurse 171 42.3
Midwife 72 17.8
Pharmacist 45 11.1
Medical laboratory technician 40 9.9
Othersb 26 6.4
Professional qualification level MD (GP and above) 50 12.4
Masters degree 35 8.6
Degree 246 60.9
Diploma 73 18.1
Received training on infection prevention/COVID-19 Yes 256 63.4
No 148 36.6
Read materials on COVID-19 Yes 235 58.2
No 169 41.8
Hospital management support Yes 222 55.0
No 182 45.0
  1. Othersa: widowed, divorced and cohabitating; othersb: environmental health, occupational health and anesthesia