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Table 4 Disposal of some categories of solid medical waste in refuse bins (n = 600 households)

From: Solid medical waste: a cross sectional study of household disposal practices and reported harm in Southern Ghana

Item Household Bin Roadside Bin
Wrapped/In container Loose
Soiled items 409 (68.2) 45 (7.5) -
Unwanted/expired medicines 341 (56.8) 139 (23.2) 1 (0.2)
Sharps waste 321 (53.5) 210 (35.0) 3 (0.5)
  1. Status for blood soaked items was not specified