TABLE 1.

Patient Demographics and Percentage of Proper Sharps Disposal

Age (years)*SexRaceMarital Status§Level of Education||
18–3435–4950–64≥65MaleFemaleCaucasianBlackAsianLatinoOtherMarriedNot MarriedPre-collegeCollegeGraduate
n1921674178691134101249057437629
Correctly disposed (%)79674959566159753075505267705159
Incorrectly disposed (%)21335141443941257025504833304941
  • * P = 0.1062;

  • P = 0.6185;

  • P = 0.0642;

  • § P = 0.0330;

  • || P = 0.1720.