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Table 1 The attack rate and frequency of NSIs

From: Factors associated with needlestick injuries among healthcare workers: implications for prevention

Characteristics Number of cases  
Job category Attack rate
 Nurses 95 7.7
 Physicians 45 8.6
 Housekeepers 11 3.2
 Other HCWs 30 44.1
Place of injury Percentage (%)
 Wards 58 32.1
 ER 46 25.5
 OR 18 9.9
 Clinics 14 7.7
 Dialysis and ICU 14 7.7
 Other 31 17.1
Activity associated with injury Percentage (%)
 During use 50 32.6
 While recapping 29 16.0
 Device left 10 5.5
 While disposal 12 6.6
 After disposal 21 11.7
 Other 59 27.6