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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the subjects (N = 284)

From: Factors affecting patient safety culture in terms of compliance with preventing bloodborne pathogens among general hospital nurses

Characteristics Categories n (%)
Sex Female 275 (96.8)
  Male 9 (3.2)
Age group <  30 202 (71.1)
  ≥30 82 (28.9)
Education level Diploma 72 (25.4)
  Bachelor’s 205 (72.1)
  >Master’s 7 (2.5)
Position Staff nurse 234 (82.4)
  Charge nurse 31 (10.9)
  Head nurse 19 (6.7)
Work experience ≤5 199 (70.1)
  > 5 85 (29.9)
Current unit employed ≤5 234 (82.4)
  > 5 50 (17.6)
Work unit Medicine (nonsurgical) 55 (19.4)
  Surgery 52 (18.3)
  Intensive care unit 46 (16.2)
  Emergency 30 (10.6)
  Operating room 27 (9.5)
  Women 7 (2.5)
  Others 67 (23.5)
Experienced NSSI for last 1 year Yes 63 (22.2)
  No 221 (77.8)
Type of devices causing NSSI Disposable syringe 37 (58.7)
  Blood glucose lancet 14 (22.2)
  Other sharp device 12 (19.1)
Procedures causing NSSI Inserting a needle 5 (7.9)
  Disposing of used items 10 (15.9)
  Recapping a needle 8 (12.7)
  Disassembling needle or sharp instrument 21 (33.3)
  Others 19 (30.2)
Blood and body fluid exposure experience of mucous membrane Yes 31 (10.9)
  No 253 (89.1)
Blood and body fluid exposure experience of skin Yes 35 (12.3)
  No 249 (87.7)
Report infection exposure Yes 27 (9.5)
  No 257 (90.5)
Vaccination for hepatitis B Yes 231 (81.3)
  No 30 (10.6)
  Do not know 23 (8.1)
Number of patient safety case reports 0 142 (50)
  15 135 (47.5)
  6≤ 7 (2.5)
Education experience with bloodborne pathogen prevention Yes 259 (91.2)
  No 25 (8.8)
Educational institution for Bloodborne pathogen prevention College 17 (6.0)
  Hospital 119 (41.9)
  Both 123 (43.3)
  Others 25 (8.8)
  1. NSSI Needlestick and sharps injuries