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Table 1 Socio demographic and factors related with blood donation of health professionals in Tigray public hospitals north Ethiopia August–September 2016 (n = 556)

From: Blood donation practice and associated factors among health professionals in Tigray regional state public hospitals, northern Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (n = 556) Percentage (%)
Age
 < 22 35 6.3
 23–29 218 39.2
 30–35 113 20.3
 > 36 190 34.2
Sex
 Male 253 45.5
 Female 303 54.5
Marital status
 Married 293 52.7
 Single 218 39.2
 Divorced 33 5.9
 Widowed 12 2.2
Educational status
 Diploma 253 45.5
 Degree 270 48.6
 Masters and above 20 3.6
 Specialist 9 1.6
 Others 4 0.7
Religion
 Orthodox 522 93.8
 Muslim 27 4.9
 Others 7 1.3
Service year (years)
 0–6 295 53.1
 7–12 66 11.9
 ≥ 13 195 35.1
Department
 Inpatient 122 21.9
 Operation room 60 10.8
 Laboratory 50 9
 Out patient 147 26.4
 MCH 80 14.4
 Pharmacy 42 7.6
 Radiology 17 3.1
 Others 38 6.8
Profession
 Physician 30 5.4
 Nurse 313 56.3
 Laboratory 55 9.9
 Pharmacy 34 6.1
 Midwifery 41 7.4
 Others 83 14.9
Monthly income
 1000–3000 277 49.8
 3001–6000 244 43.9
 6001–9000 24 4.3
 > 9000 11 2
HIV test
 Yes 446 80.2
 No 110 19.8
Motivation to donate blood
 Yes 421 75.7
 No 135 24.3
Knowledge
 Yes 318 57.2
 No 238 42.8
Attitude
 Yes 243 43.7
 No 313 56.3