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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of health workers in Bahir Dar, 2012

From: Information needs and seeking behaviour among health professionals working at public hospital and health centres in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Variables Number (%)
Age:  
21-25 years 32 (9.5%)
26-30 years 153 (45.1%)
31-35 years 96 (28.3%)
36-40 years 37 (10.9%)
41-45 years 19 (5.6%)
>46 + years 2 (0.6%)
Sex:  
Male 117 (34.5%)
Female 222 (65.5%)
Professional category:  
General practitioner 21 (6.2%)
Health officer 18 (5.3%)
Medical lab. personnel 38 (11.2%)
Nurse 151 (44.5%)
Pharmacy personnel 34 (10.0%)
Mid wives 27 (8.0%)
Others 50 (14.7%)
Work experience:  
≤6 years 185 (54.6%)
>6 years 154 (45.4%)
Monthly income in Birr:  
500-1000 4 (1.2%)
1001-1500 146 (43.1%)
1501-2000 45 (13.3%)
2001-2500 64 (18.9%)
2501-3000 37 (10.9%)
>3000 43 (12.7%)
Family size:  
≤4 members 258 (76.1%)
>4 members 81 (23.9%)