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Table 3 Work-related characteristics of the study participants (n = 475)

From: Mental health impacts among health workers during COVID-19 in a low resource setting: a cross-sectional survey from Nepal

Variables Category Number Percentage
Level of health institution Central hospital and province hospital 185 39.0
Private hospital 134 28.2
Health post 45 9.5
Community hospital 27 5.7
Primary hospital (under local government) 20 4.2
Primary Health centre 19 4.0
Managerial task of COVID19 45 9.5
Type of health facility Primary 84 17.7
Secondary and tertiary 391 82.3
Work role Front line 215 45.3
Second line 260 54.7
Working experience (years) Up to 5 336 70.7
> 5 139 29.3
Precautionary measures in the workplace Sufficient 100 21.1
Not sufficient 375 78.9
Experience of stigma due to occupation Yes 255 53.7
No 199 41.9
Don’t want to answer 21 4.4
Type of major stigma experience (n = 255) Stigmatised because of profession 127 49.8
Accused of being a carrier of disease 102 40.0
Threatened 15 5.9
Asked to leave rented place 11 4.3
Aware of government incentives for health workers Yes 270 56.8
No 205 43.2
Satisfied with government incentive (n = 270) Yes 82 30.4
No 188 69.6
Change in regular job duties during covid19 Yes 334 70.3
No 141 29.7
Working overtime during COVID-19 Yes 233 49.1
No 242 50.9