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Table 1 Socio-Demographic characteristics of respondent health professionals

From: Knowledge and practice of tuberculosis infection control among health professionals in Northwest Ethiopia; 2011

Variables Number Percent
Age 18- 29 196 62.6
30-39 67 21.4
>/ = 40 50 16
Sex Male 153 48.9
Female 160 51.1
Educational Background Diploma 198 63.3
Degree and above 115 36.7
Category of health workers Physician or HO 59 18.8
Nurse 175 55.9
Lab, pharm, or other 79 25.2
Job location OPD 118 37.7
Wards 119 38
Lab or Pharm 76 24.3
Years of Service <10 236 75.4
10-19 43 13.7
>/ = 20 34 10.9
Training on TBIC No 254 81.2
Yes 59 18.8
  1. Key: HO = Health Officer, Lab = Laboratory professional, Pharm = Pharmacy professional, OPD = Out Patient Department.