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Table 5 Factors associated with health workers practice on tuberculosis infection control, Addis Ababa City, 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

   Good practice Poor practice COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Frequency Frequency
Gender Male 118 110 1  
Female 164 188 0.81 (0.58-1.13)  
Age group 18-29 188 205 1  
30-39 62 77 1.3 (0.86-1.87)  
> = 40 33 17 1.1 (0.61-1.93)  
Marital status Single 154 154 1  
Married 118 142 0.83 (0.59-1.16)  
Divorced 11 3 3.67 (1.0-13.4)  
Educational status Diploma 147 133 1 1
1st degree above 135 166 0.74 (0.535-1.02) 0.64 (0.47-0.88)*
Profession Doctor 12 23 1  
Nurse 162 166 0.54 (0.23-1.28)  
Health officer 35 31 1.01 (0.58-1.76)  
Laboratory personnel 21 28 1.2 (0.58-2.36)  
Pharmacy personnel 29 30 0.78 (0.36-1.66)  
Others 24 21 1.18 (0.54-2.57)  
Currently working unit OPD 92 93 1  
TB clinic 14 12 1.18 (0.517-2.69)  
Laboratory 18 25 0.728 (0.37-1.42)  
Pharmacy 24 22 1.10 (0.577-2.10)  
Triage 12 12 1.10(0.139-7.33)  
Medical ward 16 16 1.01(0.431-2.37)  
Others 107 119 0.91(0.62-1.34)  
Experience in HF <3 years 170 181 1 1
3.5-6 years 68 82 0.83 (0.60-1.14) 0.79 (0.53-1.17)
>6 years 45 36 1.30 (0.81-1.94) 0.99 (0.62-1.57)
Had experience in TB clinic No 215 262 1 1
Yes 68 37 1.84 (1.23-2.74)* 1.77 (1.02-3.07)**
Have TB training No 203 244 1 1
Yes 80 54 1.79 (1.21-2.65)* 1.48 (1.87-2.51)**
Knowledge level Poor knowledge 92 118 1 1
Good knowledge 191 181 1.06 (0.86-1.29) 1.12 (0.85-1.49)
  1. *Significant association (p < 0.05) crude. **Significant association, (p < 0.05) adjusted.
  2. X-ray personnel, midwife, physiotherapy personnel.
  3. (MCH, delivery, EPI, FP, radiography, physiotherapy, dressing, injection).
  4. OPD = outpatient department, HF = health facility.