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Table 1 Socio-demographic and professional characteristics of respondents

From: Hospital survey on patient safety culture in Ethiopian public hospitals: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics N (%)
Working unit
 Medical unit 94 (22.9)
 Surgery 31 (7.6)
 Gyn/Obs 53 (12.9)
 Paediatrics 40 (9.8)
 Pharmacy 71 (17.3)
 Laboratory 28 (6.8)
 Othersa 93 (22.7)
Staff position
 Nurses 161 (39.3)
 Physicians 82 (20.0)
 Pharmacists 71 (17.3)
 Technicians 35 (8.5)
 Othersb 61 (14.9)
Years in hospital
 < 1 year 235 (57.3)
 1–5 years 139 (33.9)
 6–10 years 25 (6.1)
 11–15 years 7 (1.7)
 16–20 years 1 (0.3)
 ≥ 20 years 3 (0.7)
Years in current department
 < 1 year 236 (57.6)
 1–5 years 146 (35.6)
 6–10 years 21 (5.1)
 11–15 years 4 (1.0)
 16–20 years 2 (0.5)
 ≥ 20 years 1 (0.2)
Work experience
 < 1 168 (41.0)
 1–5 years 190 (46.3)
 6–10 years 37 (9.0)
 11–15 years 5 (1.2)
 16–20 years 4 (1.0)
 ≥ 20 years 6 (1.5)
Working hours per weekc
 < 20 h 10 (2.5)
 20–39 h 66 (16.2)
 40–59 h 223 (54.8)
 60–79 h 63 (15.5)
 80–99 h 23 (5.6)
 ≥ 100 h 22 (5.4)
Type of hospital
 District 184 (44.9)
 Teaching or referral 226 (55.1)
Contact with patients
 Yes 388 (95.0)
 No 22 (5.0)
  1. aIncludes orthopaedics, general ward, outpatient department, drug information center, dental clinic, and eye clinic
  2. bIncludes druggist, anaesthetist, health officer, reproductive health specialist, emergency surgeon, dental surgeon, optometrist, anaesthetic nurse, and clinical ophthalmic assistance
  3. cThree missing values