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Table 3 Factors associated with health workers knowledge on tuberculosis infection control, Addis Ababa, May 2014

From: Assessment of knowledge and practice of health workers towards tuberculosis infection control and associated factors in public health facilities of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Variable Category Level of knowledge COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Good Poor
Frequency Frequency
Sex Male 85 143 1  
Female 125 227 1.09 (0.77-1.54)  
Age group 18-29 134 259 1  
30-39 60 79 0.68 (0.46-1.01)  
> = 40 16 34 1.10 (0.59-2.06)  
Marital status Single 108 200 1  
Married 99 161 0.88 (0.62-1.24)  
Divorced and Widowed 3 11 0.50 (0.33-8.71)  
Educational status Diploma 112 168 1 1
First degree and above 98 204 2.08 (1.64-2.65)* 1.49 (1.47-2.19)**
Profession Doctor and HO 33 68 1 1
Nurse 118 210 1.78 (1.42-2.23)* 0.96 (0.44-1.35)
Laboratory and Pharmacy 37 57 1.54 (1.21-2.33)* 1.08 (0.69-1.69)
Others 22 37 1.68 (0.99-2.85) 1.19 (0.68-2.09)
Currently working unit OPD and triage 82 123 1 1
TB clinic and TB ward 8 22 2.75 (1.22-6.18)* 1.63 (0.66-4.04)
Laboratory 17 26 1.53 (0.83-2.82) 1.07 (0.41-2.78)
Pharmacy 15 31 2.07 (1.12-3.83)* 2.18 (0.78-6.14)
Medical ward 74 152 1.29 (0.64-2.58) 1.01 (0.46-2.89)
Others 14 18 2.05 (1.56-2.71)* 1.87 (0.32-2.61)*
Experience in HF in years <3 years 127 224 1 1
3.5-6 years 56 94 1.3 (0.84-1.86) 1.03 (0.68-1.56)
>6 years 27 54 2.3 (1.32-4.1)* 1.77 (1.01-3.51)**
Experience in TB clinic No 188 189 1 1
Yes 22 83 2.45 (1.48-4.07)* 1.38 (0.73-2.62)
TB related training No 183 264 1 1
Yes 26 108 2.51 (1.5-4.1)* 2.41 (1.33-4.36)**
  1. *Significant association (p < 0.05) crude. **Significant association, (p < 0.05) adjusted.
  2. x-ray personnel, midwife, and physiotherapy personnel.
  3. (MCH, delivery, EPI, FP, radiography, physiotherapy, dressing, injection).
  4. OPD = out patients department, TB = Tuberculosis, HO = health officer.