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Table 1 Needlestick injury numbers and percentage within respondent categories (n = 676)

From: Occupational injury history and universal precautions awareness: a survey in Kabul hospital staff

Variables Injury
n/N (%)
Hospital  
Hospital A 104/130 [80]
Hospital B 130/178 [73]
Hospital C 82/110 (74.5)
Hospital D 120/183 (65.6)
Hospital E 55/75 (73.3)
TOTAL 491
Occupation  
Gynaecologist/Obstetrician 49/51 (96.1)
Surgeon 102/111 (91.9)
Nurse 150/187 (80.2)
Dentist 52/69 (75.4)
Midwife 62/100 (62.0)
Technician 19/38 (50.0)
Internist/paediatrician 57/120 (47.5)
Gender  
Female 194/254(76.4)
Male 297/422(70.4)
Age  
20-29 118/160 (73.8)
30-39 239/328 (72.9)
40-49 114/150 [76]
50-59 19/36 (52.8)
60 and over 1/2 [50]
Vaccine hepatitis B  
Not vaccinated 137/180 (76.1)
Vaccinated 354/496 (72.4)