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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study subjects in Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, 2006

From: Does the practice of blood film microscopy for detection and quantification of malaria parasites in northwest Ethiopia fit the standard?

Characteristics N (%)
Age in years  
 Mean age (range) 27.4 (20-50)
 20-30 22 (75.9)
 31-40 4 (13.8)
 41-50 3 (10.3)
 Total 29 (100)
Sex  
 Male 26 (89.7)
 Female 3 (10.3)
 Total 29 (100)
Educational level  
 Junior technicians 5 (17.2)
 Senior technicians 6 (20.7)
 Diploma 12 (41.4)
 B. Sc 1 (3.4)
 Malaria technician 5 (17.2)
 Total 29 (100)
Experience in practice (in years)  
 Mean (range) 4 (0.5-24)
 <5 24 (82.9)
 6-10 1 (3.4)
 11-15 1 (3.4)
 >16 3 (10.3)
 Total 29 (100)
Working area (Health Institutes)  
 Referral Hospital 1 (3.4)
 Rural Hospital 2 (6.9)
 Health Center 22 (75.9)
 Clinics 4 (13.5)
 Total 29 (100)