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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of HCWs in the two affiliated hospitals

From: Which preventive measures might protect health care workers from SARS?

  Second Affiliated Hospital Third Affiliated Hospital
Socio-demographic characteristics No. % No. %
Age (years)     
<26 152 42.1 113 28.5
26~30 83 23.0 126 31.7
31~35 59 16.3 67 16.9
36~40 37 10.3 39 9.8
>40 30 8.3 52 13.1
Gender     
Male 80 22.2 101 25.5
Female 281 77.8 295 74.5
Marital status     
Unmarried 209 57.9 172 43.3
Married 147 40.7 213 53.7
Others 5 1.4 12 3.0
Educational level     
Senior school 17 4.7 46 11.6
Technical secondary school 157 43.5 138 34.8
Junior college 58 16.1 72 18.1
University 74 20.5 43 10.8
MD/PhD 55 15.2 98 24.7
Department     
SARS ward 227 68.2 111 33.8
Emergency department/Fever clinic 25 7.5 52 15.9
Infectious disease department 5 1.5 120 36.6
Respiratory diseases department 42 12.6 15 4.6
Others 34 10.2 30 9.1
Professional title     
Doctor 105 29.1 134 33.8
Nurse 199 55.1 174 43.8
Health attendant 15 4.2 40 10.1
Technician in laboratory 25 6.9 13 3.3
Others 17 4.7 36 9.1