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Table 2 Analysis of risk factors of occupational exposure in HCWs

From: Prevalence of HBV and HBV vaccination coverage in health care workers of tertiary hospitals of Peshawar, Pakistan

Activities involved in exposure Doctor N = 72 Nurse N = 238 Technician N = 209 Assist. & general staff N = 53 Total%
Taking blood 42 152 32 19 245 33.6
Recapping 6 50 49 19 124 17
Disposal of syringes 12 48 35 2 97 13.3
Insertion of drip 3 47 40 2 92 12.6
Trash collection 1 23 35 12 71 9.7
Surgical instrument 18 9 4 0 31 4.3
Collection with sharp instrument 2 7 19 2 30 4.1
Fluid splash 12 7 2 1 12 3
Cleaning of instrument 0 1 9 3 13 1.8
Others 0 1 3 0 4 0.5