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Table 1 General characteristics of the Health Care Workers at Muhimbili National Hospital (n = 348)

From: Hepatitis B vaccination coverage among healthcare workers at national hospital in Tanzania: how much, who and why?

Variable Frequency (%)
Gender
Male 158 (45.4)
Female 190 (54.6)
Age group (years)
21–30 191 (54.9)
31–40 94 (27.0)
41–50 44 (12.6)
>50 19 (5.5)
Medical cadre
Intern doctor 48 (13.8)
Registrar/resident 62 (17.8)
Specialist 22 (6.3)
Nurse 124 (35.6)
Hospital attendants 48 (13.8)
Laboratory technicians 44 (12.6)
Duration of employment (years)
0–1 97 (27.9)
2–5 106 (30.5)
5–10 71 (20.4)
11–20 42 (12.1)
>20 32 (9.2)
Department
Medical/pediatrics 96 (27.6)
Surgical and aOBGY 81 (23.3)
Theater/Laboratory 76 (21.3)
bEMD/cICU/Mortuary 49 (14.1)
dOPD 46 (13.2)
  1. aOBGY = Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. bEMD = Emergency department
  3. cICU = intensive care unit
  4. dOPD = Outpatient department