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Table 6 Items causing harm from disposal of solid medical waste, Ga South Municipal Assembly, 2014

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

Item causing harm At home
Number (%)
Individuals affected In the community
Number (%)
Individuals affected
Needle (with or without syringe) 7 (1.2) 8 4 (0.7) 4
Broken medication bottle/glass 10 (1.7) 10 9 (1.5) 9
Used razor blade 11 (1.8) 13 2 (0.3) 2
Other specify 1 (0.2)a 1 1 (0.2)b 1
Not applicable 571 (95.2)   584 (97.3)  
  1. a Medication (tablets), b Sharp/cutting instrument