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Table 1 Socio-demographic data and professional profiles of study subjects, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, October to November 2015

From: Paramedical staffs knowledge and attitudes towards antimicrobial resistance in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency %
Sex Male 146 67.0
Female 72 33.0
Age group 20–29 181 83.0
30–39 29 13.3
≥ 40 8 3.7
Facility currently working Hospital 107 49.1
Health center 111 50.9
Location of the institution Urban 166 76.1
Rural 52 23.9
Ownership of the institution Government only 184 84.4
Private only 28 12.8
Both government and private 6 2.8
Profession BSc nurse 96 44.0
Health officer 41 18.8
BSc Midwifery 21 9.6
Medical Lab Technologist 29 13.3
Pharmacist 31 14.2
Work experience (years) 1–5 153 70.2
6–10 42 19.3
11–15 17 7.8
≥ 16 6 2.8
Have you attended trainings on antimicrobial resistance? Yes 21 9.6
No 197 90.4
Have you ever used antimicrobial sensitivity test result for treating patients? Yes 7 3.2
No 211 96.8
Do you get up to date information on antimicrobial resistance? Yes 101 46.3
No 117 53.7
Source of information (n = 101) Books and school course 46 45.5
Internet and medical journals 35 34.7
Trainings and discussion with colleagues 20 19.8