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Table 4 Generation and Segregation of Medical Wastes

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

Enquiry at each hospital A B C D E F G
Should MW be segregated?
 Yes 10 (43.5) 39 (95.1) 9 (100.0) 4 (100.0) 10 (90.9) 7 (100.0) 7 (70.0)
 I don’t know - 2 (4.9) - - 1 (9.1) - 2 (20.0)
 Non response 13 (56.5) - - - - - 1 (10.0)
 Total 23 (100.0) 41 (100.0) 9 (100.0) 4 (100) 11 (100.0) 7 (100.0) 10 (100.0)
Can MW be generated during diagnosis, immunization, treatment
 Yes 18 (78.3) 35 (85.4) 9 (100.0) 3 (75.0) 10 (90.9) 7 (100.0) 8 (80.0)
 I don’t know - 2 (4.9) - 1 (25.0) 1 (9.1) - 2 (20.0)
 Non response 5 (21.7) 4 (9.8) - - - - 1 (10.0)
 Total 23 (100.0) 41 (100.0) 9 (100.0) 4 (100.0) 11 (100.0) 7 (100.0) 11 (100.0)
Do you have procedures for collection/handling of wastes
 Yes 12 (52.2) 35 (85.4) 9 (100.0) 1 (25.0) 9 (81.8) 6 (85.7) 6 (60.0)
 No 7 (30.4) - - 3 (75.0) - - 1 (10.0)
 I don’t know 1 (4.3) 3 (7.3) - - 2 (18.2) - 2 (20.0)
 Non response 3 (13.0) 3 (7.3) - - - 1 (14.3) 1 (10.0)
 Total 23 (100.0) 41 (100.0) 9 (100.0) 4 (100.0) 11 (100.0) 7 (100.0) 10 (100.0)
Location for MW segregation
 Source of generation 12 (52.2) 20 (48.8) 7 (77.8) 1 (25.0) 9 (81.8) 6 (85.7) 9 (90.0)
 Outside the bin 7 (30.4) 14 (34.1) 2 (22.2) - 1 (9.1) 1 (14.3) -
 I don’t know - 3 (7.3) - 3 (75.0) 1 (9.1) - -
 Non response 4 (17.4) 4 (9.8) - - - - 1 (10.0)
 Total 23 (100.0) 41 (100.0) 9 (100.0) 4 (100.0) 11 (100.0) 7 (100.0) 10 (100.0)
Is segregation done in operating theatre, labor rooms etc.
Yes 4 (17.4) 26 (63.4) 7 (77.2) - 9 (81.8) 5 (71.4) 7 (70.0)
 No 3 (13.0) 14 (34.1) 2 (22.8) - 2 (18.2) 2 (28.6) -
 I don’t know - 1 (2.4) - - - - 2 (20.0)
 Non response 16 (69.6) - -   - - 1 (10.0)
 Total 23 (100.0) 41 (100.0) 9 (100.0) - 11 (100.0) 7 (100.0) 10 (100.0)
Type of container for sharps disposal.
 Nylon bag 6 (26.1) - - - - - -
 Safety boxes 15 (65.2) 39 (95.1) 9 (100.0) 4 (100.0) 11 (100.0) 6 (85.7) 9 (90.0)
 Non response 2 (8.7) 2 (4.9) - - - 1 (14.3) 1 (10.0)
 Total 23 (100.0) 41 (100.0) 9 (100.0) 4 (100.0) 11 (100.0) 7 (100.0) 10 (10.0)