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Table 3 Knowledge and attitudes of Health workers on HCW management

From: Health care waste management among health workers and associated factors in primary health care facilities in Kampala City, Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency (n = 200) Percentage (%)
Knowledge on HCW Management
 HCW management is
  Activities and actions to manage waste from its inception to final 190 95.0
  Collection of waste from one central place 03 1.5
  Generation of waste 07 3.5
 Knowledge of risks of poor HCW management
  Yes 182 91.0
  No 18 9.0
 Knowledge of the level of Risk to health workers
  High 182 91.0
  Low 18 9.0
 Infections due to poor HCW management can be avoided
  Yes 179 89.5
  No 21 10.5
 Ever attended training in HCW management
  Yes 120 60.0
  No 80 40.0
 Number of Trainings attended (n = 120)
  1–2 79 65.8
  3 and above 41 34.2
 Knowledge of bin colour codes for different waste streams (waste segregation)
  Know (Red, yellow, black) 179 89.5
  Do not know 21 10.5
 Knowledge scores (CIs for High Knowledge) (65.2–77.8)  
  Poor knowledge 57 28.5
  High Knowledge 143 71.5
Attitudes on healthcare wastes management
 HCW management is important
  Yes 181 90.5
  No 19 9.5
 Strict implementation is necessary for proper HCW management
  Yes 186 93
  No 14 7.0
 HCW management is a serious problem
  Yes 182 91.0
  No 18 9.0
  1. CIs: Confidence Intervals