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Table 5 Reasons for underreporting of different job category

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

Job catagory n Reasons for underreporting χ 2 P value
Perception that the injury is light Having antibodies Unaware of injury Unfamiliar with the reporting procedures Improper operation Too busy working to report
Doctor 32 17 (53.1) 7 (21.9) 1 (3.1) 2 (6.3) 3 (9.4) 2 (6.3) 2.73 < 0.01
Nurse 54 9 (16.7) 17 (31.5) 13 (24.1) 8 (14.8) 3 (5.6) 4 (7.4)
Total 86 26 (30.2) 24 (27.9) 14 (16.3) 10 (11.6) 6 (7.0) 6 (7.0)