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Table 8 Diseases associated with disposal of solid medical waste in households as suggested by respondents, Ga South Municipal Assembly, 2014

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

Diseases Number of responses % of responses
N = 806
% of respondents
N = 600
HIV/AIDS 267 33% 45%
Tetanus 287 36% 48%
Tuberculosis/Chronic cough 139 17% 23%
Hepatitis B 27 3% 5%
Mild cough/Catarrh 14 2% 2%
Skin rashes/infections 7 1% 1%
Diarrhoeal disease 12 1% 2%
Other infectious/febrile diseases 39 5% 7%
Other not categorized 14 2% 2%