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Table 2 Occupational history of participants

From: Industrial action by healthcare workers in Nigeria in 2013–2015: an inquiry into causes, consequences and control—a cross-sectional descriptive study

SN   Number Percent
Number of years in public health system
  Years in service   
1  <5 85 56.67
2  5–9 40 26.67
3  10–14 14 9.33
4  15–19 9 6.00
5  20–24 1 0.67
6  >24 1 0.67
 Total 150 100.01
Current place of employment of respondents
  Current place of employment   
1  Public service 105 70.0
2  Private 45 30.0
 Total 150 100
Current title in place of employment
  Title of respondents   
1  Doctors 31 20.7
2  Nurses 26 17.3
3  Pharmacist 26 17.3
4  Lab scientist 23 15.3
5  Admin officer 20 13.3
6  Community ext. worker 17 11.3
7  Physiotherapist 4 2.7
8  Radiographer 2 1.3
9  Optician 1 0.7
 Total 150 100
Respondent who think Nigeria healthcare system is understaffed
  Nigeria understaffed   
1  Yes 115 76.67
2  No 10 6.67
3  Undecided 25 16.67
 Total 150 100.01
Satisfaction with current earning
  Satisfied   
   Yes 110 73.3
   Undecided 21 14.0
   No 19 12.7
 Total 150 100
Satisfaction with working conditions
  Satisfied   
1  Yes 110 73.3
2  No 19 12.7
3  Undecided 21 14
 Total 150 100
Problems/difficulties faced in respondents’ places of work
  Problems   
1  Manpower shortage 69 46.0
2  Poor infrastructure 54 36.0
3  Lack of incentives 34 22.7
4  Stagnation 16 10.7
5  Lack of professional development 13 8.7