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Table 3 Assessment of Appropriate Waste Categorization by Respondents

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

Category of waste Frequency Percentage
Paper, Food, Plastic, Bottles
 Infectious waste 3 2.9
 General waste 73 69.5
 Pathological waste 9 8.6
 Radioactive waste 2 1.9
 Sharps 15 14.2
 Pharmaceutical waste 3 2.9
 Total 105 100
Soiled cotton wool, Swab, Gloves
 Infectious waste 73 69.5
 General waste 12 11.4
 Pathological waste 10 9.5
 Radioactive waste 7 6.7
 Sharps 1 1.0
 Pharmaceutical waste 2 1.9
 Total 105 100
Body parts, Body fluids, Fetuses
 Infectious waste 19 18.1
 General waste 12 11.4
 Pathological waste 61 58.1
 Radioactive waste 4 3.8
 Sharps 2 1.9
 Pharmaceutical waste 7 6.7
 Total 105 100
Needles, Scalpels, Syringes
 Infectious waste 2 1.9
 General waste 3 2.9
 Pathological waste 4 3.8
 Radioactive waste 14 13.3
 Sharps 73 69.5
 Pharmaceutical waste 9 8.6
 Total 105 100