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Table 4 Descriptive Statistics of Indices of Safe and Unsafe Disposal of Sharp and Non-Sharp HCW

From: Healthcare waste management practices and safety indicators in Nigeria

Variables Risky Disposal Index - Sharp Risky Disposal Index – HCW Safe Disposal Index - Sharp Safe Disposal Index – HCW
States Mean Std Dev Mean Std Dev Mean Std Dev Mean Std Dev
 Anambra 0.1392 0.9587 0.0547 0.9145 −0.3539 0.8575 −0.2202 0.8908
 Bauchi 0.1892 1.4178 0.1179 1.3550 0.6352 1.2986 0.6769 1.4637
 Bayelsa 0.3070 1.0712 0.2868 1.1374 0.0256 0.9500 −0.0707 0.8825
 Cross River 0.0128 1.0029 −0.0074 0.9194 −0.1408 1.2494 −0.0689 1.1640
 Ekiti −0.0720 0.9359 −0.0613 1.0031 −0.3766 0.7589 −0.3418 0.7125
 Imo −0.0241 0.7779 0.2345 1.0225 0.7346 1.5517 0.2600 1.4322
 Kaduna −0.1764 1.1798 −0.3023 1.0812 −0.3080 0.7678 −0.3189 0.7225
 Kebbi 0.2172 1.4920 0.1317 1.2896 0.1919 1.6565 0.3852 2.1784
 Kogi 0.0146 1.0028 −0.0370 0.9942 −0.1621 1.2642 −0.0982 1.2263
 Niger −0.4086 0.8504 −0.4511 0.8723 −0.1395 1.0727 −0.0634 1.0587
 Osun 0.0701 0.7732 0.2652 0.9509 −0.2903 0.8983 −0.3486 0.7751
 Taraba −0.2381 1.0200 −0.2349 1.0631 0.1037 1.0291 0.1793 1.0666
Sectors
 Rural −0.0034 1.1337 −0.0029 1.1263 0.0560 1.1956 0.0258 1.1977
 Urban 0.0051 0.9872 0.0044 1.0099 −0.0828 1.2218 −0.0383 1.3038
Ownership Types
 Public −0.0025 1.0885 0.0010 1.0925 −0.0242 1.2120 −0.0266 1.2375
 Private 0.0203 0.9212 −0.0216 0.9371 0.2676 1.1501 0.2795 1.2574
Mode of Operation
 Dispensary 0.0639 1.2667 0.0039 1.1770 0.0503 0.9586 0.1228 1.1747
 Health Centre −0.0198 1.0486 0.0079 1.0651 −0.0866 1.1958 −0.1241 1.1249
 District Hospital −0.0033 0.9913 −0.0038 1.0642 0.3359 1.4942 0.4703 1.8204
 Other −0.0409 1.0341 −0.2056 0.9475 0.0055 1.0141 0.0447 0.9685