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Table 3 Behavioural characteristics of health care workers in Gondar city, North West Ethiopia (n = 401)

From: Epidemiology of exposure to HIV/AIDS risky conditions in healthcare settings: the case of health facilities in Gondar City, North West Ethiopia

Variables Number Percent
Drink alcohol   
 Yes 118 29.4
 No 283 70.6
Chew chat   
 Yes 26 6.5
 No 375 93.5
Smoke cigarette   
 Yes 14 3.5
 No 387 96.5
The risk of exposure to HIV/AIDS risky conditions is   
 High 10 2.5
 Moderate 17 4.2
 Low 76 19.0
 Not risky 298 74.3
Recap needles after use   
 Never recap 170 42.3
 Sometimes 74 18.5
 Most of the time 74 18.5
 Always 83 20.7
Recap needles after use with   
 Single hand 110 47.62
 Two hands 121 52.38
Satisfied with current job   
 Yes 223 55.6
 No 178 44.4
Reason for not satisfied with current job (multiple response is possible)   
 Imbalance of salary with work 117 65.73
 Poor management 74 41.57
 Heavy workload 69 38.76
 Exposure to different health hazards 58 32.58
 Lack of opportunity for promotion 28 15.73
 Lack of cooperation between staffs 8 4.49