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Table 2 Multivariate logistic regression analysis result for Splash exposure, Hawassa,Southern Ethiopia,2014 (n = 496)

From: Magnitude of splash exposure and associated factors among health care workers in Hawassa referral and Adare District hospitals, January 2014

Variables Splash exposure Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95%)
Yes No
N (%) N (%)
Sex Male 61 (37.9) 100 (62.1) 1.94 (1.30–2.92)** 1.28 (0.70–2.35)
Female 80 (23.9) 255 (76.1) 1 1
Educational status Below Diploma 34 (23.1) 113 (76.9) 0.58 (0.35–0.95)* 1.75 (0.52–5.88)
Diploma 46 (26.9) 125 (73.1) 0.71 (0.45–1.12) 1.15 (0.56–2.34)
Degree and above 61 (34.3) 117 (65.7) 1 1
Qualification Nurse and midwife 61 (28.8) 151 (71.2) 1 1
Physicians 27 (49.1) 28 (50.9) 2.39 (1.30–4.38)** 1.67 (0.60–4.74)
Laboratory professionals 4 (10.3) 35 (89.7) 0.28 (0.10–0.83)* 0.46 (0.12–1.80)
Laundry staff and porters 19 (19) 81 (81) 1.05 (0.57–1.93) 0.69 (0.23–2.10)
cleaners 19 (29.7) 45 (70.3) 0.58 (0.33–1.04)*** 0.45 (0.12–1.60)
Others 11 (42.3) 15 (57.7) 1.82 (0.79–4.18) 1.31 (0.46–3.79)
Department Outpatient Department 39 (19.7) 159 (80.3) 1 1
Inpatient Department 50 (29.9) 117 (70.1) 1.74 (1.08–2.62)* 1.24 (0.64–2.40)
Delivery and operation services 42 (46.7) 48 (53.3) 3.57 (2.07–6.14)*** 2.20 (1.10–4.40)*
Others 10 (24.4) 31 (75.6) 1.32 (0.59–2.91) 0.94 (0.35–2.51)
Manual wash of linen? Yes 63 (36.8) 108 (63.2) 1.85 (1.24–2.76)** 2.30 (1.37–3.84)**
No 78 (24) 247 (76) 1 1
Additional responsibility Yes 44 (47.3) 49 (52.7) 2.83 (1.78–4.52)*** 2.39 (1.27–4.49)*
No 97 (24.1) 306 (75.9) 1 1
Work experience < 2 years 85 (30.6) 193 (69.4) 0.87 (0.41–1.87) 0.96 (0.36–2.59)
2–4 years 39 (22.9) 131 (77.1) 1.04 (0.69–1.56) 1.12 (0.67–1.87)
>4 years 17 (35.4) 31 (64.6) 1 1
Work >40 h/week Yes 129 (31.2) 284 (68.8) 2.69 (1.41–5.13)** 1.75 (0.84–3.66)
No 12 (14.5) 71 (85.5) 1 1
Always follow std. procedure Yes 60 (25.1) 179 (74.9) 1 1
No 81 (31.5) 176 (68.5) 1.37 (0.93–2.04) 1.27 (0.76–2.11)
Always wear mask for procedure Yes 65 (37.8) 107 (62.2) 1 1
No 47 (17.8) 217 (82.2) 0.36 (0.23–0.55)*** 0.62 (0.31–1.26)
Always wear goggle for procedure Yes 27 (46.6) 31 (53.4) 1 1
No 85 (22.5) 293 (77.5) 0.33 (0.19–0.59)*** 0.60 (0.30–1.24)
Always wear head cover for procedure Yes 51 (38.6) 81 (61.4) 1 1
No 61 (20.1) 243 (79.9) 0.40 (0.25–0.63)*** 0.87 (0.43–1.75)
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, and ***p < 0.001