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Table 2 Characteristics on the use of mobile phones and infection prevention of health professionals (n = 226) at Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, Harar, Eastern Ethiopia, Feb–Mar 2018

From: Bacterial contamination of mobile phones of health professionals in Eastern Ethiopia: antimicrobial susceptibility and associated factors

Characteristics Yes no. (%) No no. (%)
Mobile phone with a cover (lamination) 88 (38.9) 138 (61.1)
Mobile phone use in the hospital 220 (97.3) 6 (2.7)
Use the same mobile phone at home 213 (94.2) 13 (5.8)
Share mobile phone with colleagues 169 (74.8) 57 (25.2)
Answering phone calls while attending to patients 146 (64.6) 80 (35.4)
Regular mobile phone cleaning 64 (28.3) 162 (71.7)
Think that mobile phones can carry bacteria 181 (80.1) 45 (19.9)
Carry your mobile phone with a material used for patient care 164(72.6) 62 (27.4)
Training on infection prevention 113 (50) 113 (50)
Presence of infection prevention manual in a working area 70 (31) 156 (69)
Wash hands with soap/rub with alcohol after using a mobile phone in the hospital 59 (26.1) 167 (73.9)
Wash hands with soap/rub with alcohol before attending to your patient 53 (23.5) 173 (76.5)