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Table 5.

Results of medical technologists infected during blood collection

Characteristic Number (%) (N=650)
Experience stabbed with a needle used blood collection
Yes 373 (57.4)
No 277 (42.6)
Number of experiences about stabbing by needle used blood collection (1 year)
1 197 (30.3)
2 76 (11.7)
3 72 (11.1)
4 12 (1.8)
≥5 52 (8.0)
No 241 (37.1)
Number of patients with blood transmissible infectious diseases (HIV, HBV, HCV, Syphilis, etc.) (1 year)
<5 471 (72.5)
5∼10 43 (6.6)
11∼20 28 (4.3)
21∼50 29 (4.5)
≥51 79 (12.2)
Experience of medical treatment experience related to blood transmissible infectious diseases caused by used needle stabbing
Yes 100 (15.4)
No 550 (84.6)
Number of experiences about infection by used needle (1 year)
1 248 (38.2)
2 12 (1.8)
3 7 (1.1)
4 2 (0.3)
≥5 3 (0.5)
No 378 (58.2)

Abbreviation: HIV, human immunodeficiency virus; HBV, hepatitis B virus; HCV, hepatitis C virus.

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