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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of HCWs at KCMC Moshi Tanzania 2016/17 (N = 442)

From: Seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus infection and associated factors among healthcare workers in northern Tanzania

Variable Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Age (years)
Median (IQR) 37 (31, 46)
20–29 88 19.9
30–39 165 37.3
40+ 189 42.8
Sex
Male 166 37.6
Female 276 62.4
Education level
Primary 27 6.2
Secondary 67 15.3
Tertiary 344 78.5
Marital status
Single 140 31.7
Married/Cohabiting 275 62.2
Widow/Divorced 27 6.1
Religion*
Christian 378 85.7
Muslim 63 14.3
Area of residence
Rural 187 42.3
Urban 255 57.7
Department
Surgical 194 43.9
Non-surgical 129 29.2
Outpatient/Emergency 21 4.8
Administrative/Supportive 42 9.5
Laboratory/Pathology 56 12.7
Specialty
Doctor 130 29.4
Nurse 137 31.0
Laboratory 37 8.4
Other health professions 56 12.7
Administrative/ Supportive staff 82 18.6
Work in clinical area
Yes 350 79.2
No 92 20.8
Years of practice*
< 5 91 21.0
≥5 342 79.0
  1. *Frequency do not tally to the total due to missing information on religion