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Table 4 Reporting rate of sharp injuries exposed to blood

From: Sharp injuries: a cross-sectional study among health care workers in a provincial teaching hospital in China

Variables Number of sharp injuries exposed to blood (n = 130) Reporting rate of sharp injuries exposed to blood χ 2 P value
Reporting number Reporting rate (%)
Gender Male 31 12 38.7 0.43 > 0.05
Female 99 32 32.3
Job category Doctor 55 23 41.8 2.71 > 0.05
Nurse 75 21 28.0
Activity Disposing used medical waste 8 4 50.0 8.30 > 0.05
During operation 23 11 47.8
Blood drawing 21 9 42.9
During medical examination 16 6 37.5
Destroyed sharps items 19 6 31.6
Withdrawing the needle 43 8 18.6
Department Surgery Dept. 67 22 32.8** 20.29 < 0.01
Internal medicine 35 9 25.7**
Emergency Dept. 6 4 4/6
Infection Dept. 7 7 7/7
Pediatrics 15 2 13.3**
Type of blood exposure HBV 45 33 73.3## 65.40 < 0.01
HCV 5 5 5/5##
Unknown 80 6 7.5
Injury level Light 52 10 19.2 12.60 < 0.01
Medium 75 31 41.3
Heavy 3 3 3/3
  1. included 1 case of HIV exposure
  2. For rank sum test and two rank and inspection, compared with infection Dept
  3. **P < 0.01; Compared with the emergency department
  4. P < 0.05; Compared with the unknown exposure
  5. ##P < 0.01