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Table 6 Multivariate analysis of selected variables and sharps injury

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

Variables n = 195 % p-value OR (95% CI)
Marital status, married 98 50.3 0.22 1.7 (0.74, 3.67)
Age,31–40 years 42 21.5 0.10 5.4 (0.72, 40.04)
Work experience, <5 years 109 55.9 0.30 3.0 (0.38, 23.50)
Profession, Midwifery 21 10.8 0.76 1.3 (0.29, 5.52)
Hospital, Ayu general hospital 19 9.7 0.56 1.4 (0.43, 4.76)
Syringe with needle used free of charge from hospital 28 14.4 0.70 1.3 (0.39, 4.09)
Lack of in-service training 103 52.8 <0.001 4.7 (2.05, 10.56)
Previous exposure of needle recapping (self or others) 74 37.9 0.83 1.1 (0.50, 2.44)
Previous exposure to needle stick injury (self or others) 64 32.8 0.002 3.7 (1.62, 8.27)
Dirty and contaminated injection environment 10 5.1 0.27 2.5 (0.50, 12.51)
Previous exposure to sharp materials outside the collection box 98 50.3 0.58 1.2 (0.58, 2.68)
Open dumping disposal of sharps materials 32 16.4 0.81 1.2 (0.25, 5.91)
Unavailability of universal precaution guideline 101 51.8 0.24 1.6 (0.72, 3.67)
Unavailability sharps collection box at distance of hand stretch 75 38.5 0.50 1.3 (0.58, 3.09)
  1. OR Odds ratio
  2. CI Confidence interval
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