Table 1

Daily quantities of health care waste generation rates (median, IQR*) in the surveyed hospitals in Addis Ababa city, Ethiopia, 2011
Name of hospital kg/patient/day kg/day
Non-HW Infectious Pathological pharmaceutical Sharps Total HCW Total HCW percentages of HW
Amanuel (public) 0.509 (±0.048) 0.098 (±0.033) - 0.035 (±0.029) 0.039 (±0.018) 0.668 (±0.086) 263.50 (±33.75) 23.91%
Zewditu (public) 0.387 (±0.558) 0.116 (±0.013) 0.0741 (±0.019) 0.027 (±0.005) 0.070 (±0.021) 0.665 (±0.082) 251.2 (±31.10) 41.76%
Gandhi (public) 0.314 (±0.108) 0.037 (±0.011) 0.097 (±0.013) 0.037 (±0.007) 0.053 (±0.057) 0.531 (±0.159) 186.00 (±55.70) 40.86%
Bethezata (private) 0.297 (±0.027) 0.097 (±0.031) 0.051 (±0.006) 0.034 (±0.012) 0.043 (±0.010) 0.525 (±0.053) 179.00 (±18.00) 43.58%
Hayat (private) 0.373 (±0.096) 0.072 (±0.05) 0.084 (±0.030) 0.036 (±0.008) 0.056 (±0.054) 0.638 (±0.162) 167.10 (±73.60) 44.17%
Saint Yared (private) 0.357 (±0.085) 0.072 (±0.053) 0.054 (±0.022) 0.052 (±0.018) 0.0494 (±0.012) 0.579 (±0.071) 130.40 (±19.60) 34.59%

*IQR = Inter-quartile range.

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Debere et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:28   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-28

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