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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of nurses towards pressure ulcer prevention at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, 2018

From: Nurses’ knowledge of pressure ulcer and its associated factors at Hawassa University comprehensive specialized hospital Hawassa, Ethiopia, 2018

Characteristics (n = 356)FrequencyPercent
Sex356100.00
 Male17148.00
 Female18552.00
Age
 20–2928680.30
 30–396117.10
  > 3992.50
Ethnicity
 Sidama4612.90
 Amhara10228.70
 Wolaita3911.00
 Oromo5014.00
 Tigrie215.90
 Gurage4011.2
 Others5816.3
Religion
 Protestant16245.50
 Orthodox16546.30
 Muslim164.50
 Catholic51.40
 Other82.20
Marital status
 Single19053.40
 Married16345.80
 Divorced20.60
 Widowed10.30
Level of Qualification
Diploma9025.30
Bachelor degree26674.70
Total work experience
 0–4 years16847.20
 5–10 years16345.80
  > 10 years257.00
Working ward currently
 Intensive care unit6819.10
 Inpatient ward14941.90
 Operation room5515.40
 Emergency department359.80
 Outpatient department4913.80
VariableFrequencyPercent
Monthly income
  < 103.2 USD339.30
 103.2–169.3 USD17749.70
 169.4–251.6 USD11632.60
  > 251.6 USD308.40
Working position
 Ward head143.90
 Team leader287.90
 Focal person246.70
 No position/ Technical staff29081.50
Additional work other than this hospital
 Yes19554.80
 No16145.20
Average daily duration of working time in the hospital
  ≤ 8 h16947.50
 9–12 h12735.70
  > 12 h6016.90
Did you receive training about PU
 Never received training30084.30
 Lecture3810.70
 Course133.70
 Conference20.60
 Workshop30.80
How often read literature about PU
 Never13738.5
 Always226.2
 Sometimes19755.3