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Table 4 Bivariate association of demographic characteristics and sharps injury

From: Occupational exposure to sharps injury among healthcare providers in Ethiopia regional hospitals

Variables (reference category) n = 195 % p-value OR (95% CI)
Sex (female) 80 41.0 0.40 1.3 (0.71, 2.38)
Marital status (single) 98 50.3 0.24 1.4 (0.78, 2.61)
Ayu hospital (Debre Berhan Referral Hospital) 19 9.7 0.16 2.0 (0.76, 5.15)
No hospital infection prevention committee 65 33.3 0.39 1.3 (0.70, 2.46)
HBV vaccinated 23 11.8 0.50 1.4 (0.56, 3.35)
Age (year) (>40 years) <25 31 15.9 0.24 2.8 (0.51, 14.86)
25–30 110 56.4 0.24 2.5 (0.53, 12.17)
31–40 42 21.5 0.28 2.5 (0.48, 12.99)
Experience (year) (≥15 years) <5 109 55.9 0.22 2.7 (0.56, 13.18)
5–9 57 29.2 0.50 1.7 (0.34, 9.03)
10–14 18 9.2 0.56 1.7 (0.27, 10.97)
Profession (Othersa) Nurse 85 43.6 0.14 1.7 (0.83, 3.49)
Midwife 21 10.8 0.04 2.8 (1.02, 7.92)
Laboratory 23 11.8 0.33 1.7 (0.60, 4.65)
Unit (Othersb) Emergency 22 11.3 0.38 1.9 (0.46, 7.92)
Outpatient department 32 16.4 0.54 0.6 (0.15, 2.70)
Pediatrics 23 11.8 0.60 1.5 (0.35, 6.13)
Medical ward 20 10.3 0.60 1.5 (0.34, 6.43)
Surgical ward 23 11.8 0.60 1.5 (0.35, 6.13)
Maternal and child health 35 17.9 0.48 1.6 (0.43, 6.17)
Laboratory 25 12.8 0.54 1.5 (0.38, 6.31)
  1. aPhysicians, Porters, Health officers, Anesthetist, Emergency Surgeons
  2. bOphthalmology, dental, psychiatry, anesthesia
  3. OR Odds ratio
  4. CI Confidence interval
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