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Table 1 Sociodemographic and occupational characteristics of the studied nurses at Alexandria Main University Hospital, 2021 (n=354)

From: Nurses’ perception and compliance with personal protective equipment and hand hygiene during the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic

  Frequency (No.) Percentage (%)
Gender
 Man 34 9.6
 Woman 295 83.3
Age (years)
 (\(\overline{x}\) ± SD: 38.4±10.8) (Min-Max: 20–59)
  < 40 196 55.4
  ≥ 40 158 44.6
Level of education
 Nursing school 237 66.9
 Nursing Institute 117 33.1
Department
 Surgical & emergency departments 221 62.4
 Internal medicine departments 133 37.6
Duration of employment (years)
 (\(\overline{x}\) ± SD: 18.3±11.3) (Min-Max: 1.5–40)
  < 20 185 52.3
  ≥ 20 169 47.7
Working hours per day (hours)
 (\(\overline{x}\) ± SD: 7.5±2.5) (Min-Max: 6–12)   
  ≤ 8 272 76.8
  > 8 82 23.2
Work schedule
 Day time work 195 55.1
 Shift work 159 44.9
Number of nightshifts per month (n=159)
 (Min-Max: 1–20)
  ≤ 10 127 79.9
  > 10 32 20.1
Receive training on PPE usage and hand hygiene
 No 53 15
 Yes 301 85
  1. Abbreviations: \(\overline{x}\) mean, SD standard deviation