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Table 4 Bivariate and Multivariate analysis on assocaited factors towards knowledge of infection prevention among Debre Markos referral hospital health care workers, 2015

From: Knowledge, practice and associated factors of infection prevention among healthcare workers in Debre Markos referral hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Variable Knowledgeable COR (95% CI) AOR(95 CI) P-value
Yes NO
Age 21–25 48 10 1 1  
26–30 73 19 3.218(1.787–5.793)* 0.144(0.037–3.555) 0.3
31 and above 6 4 2.137(1.9–5.07)* 3.15(2.467–5.025)* 0.02*
Sex Male 77 16 3.874(3.808,8.303)* 2.05(2.139–5.816)* 0.04*
Female 50 7 1 1  
Marital status Single 69 16 0.467(0.08–2.468)   
Married 58 7 1   
Religion Orthodox 118 21 2.57(0.073–3.345)   0.06
Protestant 3 1 3.56(0.934–8.647)   0.08
Muslim 6 1 1   
Educational status Msc and above 20 0 4.24(1.39–6.89)* 3.034(1.856–4.756)* 0.01*
Bsc 48 12 2.59(2.46–7.98)* 2.15(3.245–8.789)* 0.035*
Diploma 59 11 1 1  
Work experience < 5 year 94 17 1 1  
5–10 year 23 6 5.467(0.134–6.567) 2.467(0.234–3.67) 0.05
> 10 year 10 0 0.79(1.34–7.54)* 4.03(1.229–5.68)* 0.00*
Profession Physician 20 0 1 1  
Nurse 71 12 0.58(0.25–0.978)* 0.35(0.075–3.057) 0.3
Midwifery 13 5 3.280(2.133–10.883)* 2.45(0.075–2.95) 0.2
Health officier 2 1 2.874(0.808–5.303)   
Lab technician 11 2 4.471(0.282–3.762)   
Others* 10 2 6.45(0.758–2.895)   
Had taken IP training Yes 52 1 1 1  
No 75 22 2.56(3.68–6.98)* 0.25(1.689–3.95)* 0.045*
Available IP guideline Yes 55 13 1   
No 72 10 0.345(0.189–3.467)   
  1. Others Emergency surgeon, x-ray technicians, anesthetic provider, IP Infection Prevention
  2. * shows statistical significance at p-value < 0.05