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Table 1 Socio-demographic Characteristics of Respondents

From: Assessment of medical waste management in seven hospitals in Lagos, Nigeria

Variable No Participants/Frequency Percentage
Type of facility
 A 23 21.9
 B 41 39.0
 C 9 8.6
 D 4 3.8
 E 11 10.5
 F 7 6.7
 G 10 9.5
 Total 105 100.0
Age of respondents (years)
 20–25 9 8.6
 26–30 18 17.1
 31–35 26 24.8
 36–40 12 11.4
 41–45 20 19.0
  > 45 15 14.3
 Non response 5 4.8
 Total 105 100.0
Religion of respondents
 Christian 75 71.4
 Muslim 16 15.2
 Non response 14 13.3
 Total 105 100.0
Sex of respondents
 Male 42 40.0
 Female 56 53.3
 Not indicated 7 6.7
 Total 105 100.0
Duration of working in the hospital
 1–5 years 35 33.3
 6–10 years 30 28.6
 11–15 years 19 18.1
 16–20 years 8 7.6
  > 20 years 10 9.5
 Non response 3 2.9
 Total 105 100.0
Profession of respondents
 Doctors 12 11.4
 Nurses 33 31.4
 Lab scientists 11 10.5
 Domestic workers 36 34.3
 Others 4 3.8
 Non response 9 8.6
 Total 105 100.0