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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of the study population in public health facilities, Addis Ababa, 2014

From: Assessment of knowledge and practice of health workers towards tuberculosis infection control and associated factors in public health facilities of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Variable Characteristics Frequency (N = 582) %
Age 18–29 383 65.8
30–39 136 23.4
>40 63 10.4
Sex Male 228 39.2
Female 352 60.5
Marital status Single 308 52.9
Married 260 44.7
Divorced and Widowed 14 2.4
Profession Physician 35 6
Nurse 66 56.4
Health Officer 328 11.3
Lab personnel 49 8.4
Pharmacy personnel 45 7.7
Others* 59 10.1
Currently working unit OPD 181 31.1
TB clinic and TB ward 30 5.2
Laboratory 43 7.4
Pharmacy 46 7.9
Triage 24 4.1
Medical ward 32 5.5
Others** 226 38.8
Educational status Diploma 280 48.1
First degree 289 49.7
Second degree and above 13 2.2
Service year in health facility <3 years 341 58.6
3 -6 years 150 25.8
>6 years 91 15.6
Experience in TB clinics Yes 134 23
No 444 76.3
Year of experience in TB clinic <1 year 57 57
1-4 years 37 37
>4 years 6 6
Have TB training Yes 134 23
No 444 76.3
Duration of training <3 days 23 17.6
4-6 days 59 45
7-10 days 35 28.2
>10 days 12 9.2
  1. OPD = outpatient department, TB = Tuberculosis.
  2. *Midwife, radiology, physiotherapy; **MCH, delivery, EPI, FP, physiotherapy.