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Table 3 Factors associated with NSIs

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

  Physicians (%) Nurses (%) Housekeepers (%) Other HCWs1
(%)
Total (%) *p- value
Department of Injury
 Wards 9 (20.0) 42 (44.2) 3 (27.3) 4 (13.3) 58 (32.0) <  0.001
 ER 2 15 (33.3) 27 (28.4) 1 (9.1) 3 (10.0) 46 (25.4)  
 OR 3 11 (24.4) 6 (6.3) 1 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 18 (9.9)  
 Clinics 6 (13.3) 3 (3.2) 1 (9.1) 4 (13.3) 14 (7.7)  
 Dialysis and ICU 4 2 (4.4) 10 (10.5) 2 (18.2) 0 (0.0) 14 (7.7)  
 Other 2 (4.4) 7 (7.4) 3 (27.3) 19 (63.3) 31 (17.1)  
 Total 45 (100) 95 (100) 11 (100) 30 (100) 181 (100)  
Action Associated with Injury
 During use 29 (64.4) 15 (15.8) 0 (0.0) 6 (20.0) 50 (27.6) <  0.001
 While recapping 5 (11.1) 18 (18.9) 0 (0.0) 6 (20.0) 29 (16.0)
 Device left 5 1 (2.2) 7 (7.4) 1 (9.1) 1 (3.3) 10 (5.5)
 While disposing 0 (0.0) 9 (9.5) 1 (9.1) 2 (6.7) 12 (6.6)
 After disposal 1 (2.2) 17 (17.9) 1 (9.1) 2 (6.7) 21 (11.6)
 Other 9 (20.0) 29 (30.5) 8 (72.7) 13 (43.3) 59 (32.6)
 Total 45 (100) 95 (100) 11 (100) 30 (100) 181 (100)
Device Caused Injury
 Disposable syringe 15 (33.3) 56 (58.9) 1 (9.1) 9 (30.0) 81 (44.8) <  0.001
 Needle on IV line 0 (0.0) 6 (6.3) 1 (9.1) 1 (3.3) 8 (4.4)
 Catheter needle 3 (6.7) 13 (13.7) 1 (9.1) 1 (3.3) 18 (9.9)
 Other needle 9 (20.0) 18 (18.9) 6 (54.5) 11 (36.7) 44 (24.3)
 Surgical 18 (40.0) 2 (2.1) 2 (18.2) 8 (26.7) 30 (16.6)
 Total 45 (100) 95 (100) 11 (100) 30 (100) 181 (100)
Gloves use
 Single pair of gloves 39 (86.7) 70 (73.7) 9 (81.8) 19 (63.3) 137 (75.7) 0.132
 Double pair of gloves 4 (8.9) 5 (5.3) 1 (9.1) 4 (13.3) 14 (7.7)
 No gloves 2 (4.4) 20 (21.1) 1 (9.1) 7 (23.3) 30 (16.6)
 Total 45 (100) 95 (100) 11 (100) 30 (100) 181 (100)
  1. This table show the different factors associated with needlestick injuries according to job category
  2. 1 Healthcare workers (HCWs), 2 Emergency room (ER), 3 Operation room (OR), 4 Intensive care unit (ICU), 5 Device left on the floor, table, or other inappropriate places
  3. *p-value from chi-square or fisher exact test (if the cells less than 5)