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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of Debre Markos referral hospital health care workers in Debre Markos town, 2015

From: Knowledge, practice and associated factors of infection prevention among healthcare workers in Debre Markos referral hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percentage%
Age 21–25 58 38.66%
26–30 82 54.66%
31 and above 10 6.66%
Sex Male 93 62%
Female 57 38%
Marital status Single 85 56.66%
Married 65 43.34%
Religion Orthodox 139 92.66%
Protestant 4 2.66%
  Muslim 7 4.66%
Educational status Msc and above 20 13%
BSc 60 40%
Diploma 70 47%
Work experience < 5 year 111 74%
5–10 year 29 19.3%
> 10 years 10 6.7%
Profession Physician 21 14%
Nurse 83 55.3%
Midwifery 18 12%
Health officer 3 2%
Lab technician 13 8.7%
Othersa 12 8%
Had taken IP training Yes 53 35.33%
No 97 64.67%
IP guideline available Yes 68 45.3%
No 82 54.7%
  1. aEmergency surgery, x-ray technicians, anesthetic provider, IP infection prevention