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Table 2 Total types of medical wastes generated from the seven hospitals

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

Units General (%) Pathological (%) Chemical (%) Infectious (%) Sharp (%) Pharmaceutical (%)
Medical 65 (61.9) 15 (14.3) 23 (61.9) 45 (42.9) 12 (11.4) 3 (2.9)
Surgical 78 (74.3) 56 (53.3) 19 (18.1) 28 (26.7) 42 (40.0) 17 (16.2)
Operation 52 (49.5) 11 (10.5) 21 (11.4) 29 (27.6) 38 (36.7) 13 (12.4)
Dialysis 47 (44.8) 24 (22.9) 29 (27.6) 39 (37.1) 26 (24.8) 23 (21.9)
Oncology 67 (63.8) 22 (21.0) 2 (2.9) 38 (36.2) 26 (24.8) 6 (5.7)
Emergency 88 (83.8) 19 (18.1) 29 (27.6) 31 (29.5) 1 (1.0) 16 (15.3)
Radiology 3 (2.9) 65 (61.9) 48 (45.7) 30 (28.6) 22 (21.0) 14 (13.3)
Pathology 35 (7.0) 71 (67.6) 10 (9.2) 39 (37.1) 13 (12.4) 22 (21.0)
Biochemistry 62 (59.0) 25 (23.8) 34 (32.4) 47 (37.1) 13 (12.4) 22 (21.0)
Microbiology 59 (56.1) 18 (17.1) 14 (13.3) 49 (37.9) 28 (26.7) 15 (14.3)
Blood bank 58 (44.8) 15 (14.3) 13 (12.4) 35 (33.3) 34 (32.4) 16 (15.2)
Pharmacy 49 (46.7) None 18 (17.1) 14 (13.3) 12 (11.4) 21 (20.0)
Laundry 54 (51.4) None None None None None
Kitchen 56 (53.3) None None None None None
Administration 47 (44.7) None None None None None
Engineering 49 (44.8) None None None None None