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Table 3 Characteristics of the respondents of the survey

From: 'I believe that the staff have reduced their closeness to patients': an exploratory study on the impact of HIV/AIDS on staff in four rural hospitals in Uganda

Variables All hospitals
N = 237
Hospital A
N = 77
Hospital B
N = 46
Hospital C
N = 70
Hospital D
N = 44
P-value
Sex       0.37
Female (F) 181 (76%) 59 (77%) 32 (70%) 58 (83%) 32 (73%)  
Male (M) 56 (24%) 18 (23%) 14 (30%) 12 (17%) 12 (27%)  
Median age 30 38 33.5 26 28 < 0.001
(Inter Quartile Range) (25–40) (29–45) (26–45) (23–30) (24–34)  
Profession       0.45
Highly educated* 57 (24%) 16 (28%) 13 (21%) 15 (30%) 13 (24%)  
Enrolled Nurse-Midwife 74 (31%) 23 (30%) 14 (30%) 19 (27%) 18 (41%)  
Nursing Assistant 70 (30%) 28 (36%) 11 (24%) 24 (34%) 7 (16%)  
Support staff 36 (15%) 10 (13%) 8 (17%) 12 (17%) 6 (14%)  
Years in Hospital       < 0.001
0–4 127 (54%) 28 (36%) 20 (44%) 49 (70%) 30 (68%)  
5–9 34 (14%) 8 (10%) 6 (13%) 8 (11%) 12 (27%)  
10–14 33 (14%) 12 (16%) 9 (20%) 10 (14%) 2 (4.5%)  
15–19 12 (5%) 7 (9%) 3 (7%) 2 (3%) 0  
>19 31 (13%) 22 (29%) 8 (17%) 1 (2%) 0  
  1. *medical officers, registered nurse/midwives and allied health workers such as clinical officer, laboratory assistant, pharmacy assistant etc.