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Table 1 The frequency of use of protective measures and the categories of patients in whom they are used by Nigerian Surgery Trainees, 1997.

From: Survey of the knowledge, attitude and practice of Nigerian surgery trainees to HIV-infected persons and AIDS patients

No Measure Category of patients in which it is used in percentages
   All patients High risk patients HIV+ patients AIDS patients Not at all Total
1 Protective goggles 13.8 8.5 0.0 3.2 74.5 100
2 Plastic aprons 32.0 26.0 3.0 6.0 33.0 100
3 Double gloving 16.7 46.1 4.0 8.8 23.5 100
4 Indirect handling of sharps 54.0 18.0 6.0 4.0 18.0 100
5 Preference for cautery over sharps 14.9 12.6 6.9 6.9 58.6 100
6 Preference for staplers 0.0 3.3 3.3 1.1 92.3 100
7 Deliberate slowness 6.3 24.2 7.4 5.3 56.8 100
8 Compliance with CDC guidelines 22.0 22.0 6.1 9.8 40.2 100
9 No precaution 22.2 7.9 1.6 3.2 65.1 100