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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents during a study to assess the psychological impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers early in the COVID-19 epidemic, Uganda (N = 328)

From: Risk perception and psychological state of healthcare workers in referral hospitals during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uganda

Characteristic Total (N = 328)
Number Percent
Health facility location   
Jinja 88 27
Entebbe 81 25
Arua 72 22
Kabale 57 17
Mulago 30 9.1
Age in years   
18–35 174 53
≥ 36 154 47
Sex   
Male 172 52
Female 156 48
Cadre of healthcare workers   
Nurse 116 35
Support staff* 86 26
Doctor 52 14
Clinical officer 30 9.0
Midwife 21 6.4
Laboratory personnel 17 5.2
Pharmacist 5 1.5
Radiographer 1 0.3
Category by patient contact   
Direct contact group 242 74
Indirect contact group 86 26
Had provided direct care to suspected COVID-19 case 186 57
Had provided direct care to confirmed COVID-19 case 151 46
Years of experience   
< 5 124 38
5–10 89 27
> 10 115 35
Hours worked per week   
≤ 40 120 37
> 40 208 63
Highest level of qualification   
None 11 3.4
Certificate 77 23
Diploma 101 31
Degree 110 34
Masters 15 4.6
Others (Post-Masters’ and PhD Fellowships) 14 4.3
Marital status   
Single 120 36
Married/living with a partner 199 61
Separated/divorced 9 2.7
Has child or children 225 69
With whom the healthcare worker stays at home   
Family 212 65
Alone 90 27
Others 26 7.9
  1. *Support staff included cleaners, ambulance drivers, and administrators