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Table 2 Occupational features of health care workers infected with the novel coronavirus 2019 in Fars, Iran

From: COVID-19 infection among healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in southwest Iran

Variable Frequency Percentage (%) P value*
Years of experience    
< 10 78 50.6 < 0.001
10–20 68 44.2  
> 20 8 5.2  
Occupation    
Nurse 138 51.3 < 0.001
Security and others 30 11.2  
Hospital staff 25 9.3  
Office workers 22 8.2  
Specialist 12 4.5  
Laboratory staff 10 3.7  
Midwifery 8 3  
General physician 8 3  
Radiology technician 8 3  
Medical student 4 1.5  
Fellowship 3 1.1  
Physiotherapist 1 0.4  
Residence    
Shiraz, capital of Fars province 151 58.3 0.008
Others cities in the province 108 41.7  
Work location    
Emergency wards 60 30.6 < 0.001
Wards (infectious and non-infectious) 39 19.9  
Hospital service 39 19.3  
Operating room 35 17.9  
Laboratory 9 4.6  
Radiology department 7 3.6  
Admission desk 5 2.6  
Security 4 2  
  1. *Chi-square test, significance level set at 0.05